Commercial sexual exploitation of children: an update for the forensic nurse - Hornor G, Quinones SG, Bretl D, Courtney AB, Herendeen PA, Lewin L, Loyke JA, Morris K, Schapiro NA, Williams S.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is the sexual abuse of children through buying, selling, or trading their sexual services. This may involve engaging a child under the age of 18 years in prostitution, pornography, stripping, exotic dancing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Moms secretly infiltrate online groups that promote feeding children BLEACH to 'cure' them of autism
Melissa Eaton and Amanda Seigler, mothers of autistic children, have been infiltrating Facebook groups and reporting cases of child abuse after parents post about how bleach can 'cure' autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nike-owned Converse shoe company exploits child-abused "drag kid" in latest act of corporate pandering to evil LGBT mafia
(Natural News) The depraved sickness of LGBTQ continues to spread like a ravaging pandemic all throughout the United States, where open child abuse and pedophilia, as many long predicted, are now rapidly becoming normalized as just more “expressions” of one’s “true self.” Leading the charge in pushing such evil at the corporate level is Converse,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence with elder abuse in a US Chinese population - Dong X, Wang B.
IMPORTANCE: People who have experienced abuse as a child or violence with an intimate partner might have higher odds of being abused again, but this has been insufficiently investigated regarding elder abuse. More conclusive evidence might be critical to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Responding to adverse childhood experiences - An evidence review
ACE's are stressful events that occur during childhood. These can include being the victim of physical or sexual abuse or growing up in a household where there is alcohol or substance misuse, domestic violence, mental ill-health and family incarceration. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child abuse victimization among transgender and gender nonconforming people: a systematic review - Tobin V, Delaney KR.
PURPOSE: Conduct a systematic review of abuse of transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people in childhood. DESIGN AND METHODS: Scopus, PubMed, PsychInfo databases were searched. Articles included in final analysis were those with respondents who rep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chinese-Americans abused earlier in life face greater abuse risk as elders
(Rutgers University) Chinese-Americans who were victims of child abuse or intimate partner violence are at a greater risk of abuse when they are elderly, according to a Rutgers study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over-use of mental hospitals for treating children
Commissioner warns system is failing young people Related items fromOnMedica Children with PTSD may recover without help, study shows Childhood adversity linked to health problems in ‘tweens’ Childhood abuse associated with psychosis in women Increase in children with mental health problems treated ‘out of area’ Child mental health service unfit and in crisis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Association of childhood abuse with incident systemic lupus erythematosus in adulthood in a longitudinal cohort of women - Feldman CH, Malspeis S, Leatherwood C, Kubzansky L, Costenbader KH, Roberts AL.
We examined if childhood abuse was associated with heightened risk of incident systemic lupus erythematosus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child friendly spaces impact across five humanitarian settings: a meta-analysis - Hermosilla S, Metzler J, Savage K, Musa M, Ager A.
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian crises present major threats to the wellbeing of children. These threats include risks of violence, abduction and abuse, emotional distress and the disruption of development. Humanitarian response efforts frequently address these t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluation of the mindfulness-augmented "Trampoline" programme - a German prevention programme for children from substance-involved families tested in a cluster-randomised trial - Moesgen D, Ise K, Dyba J, Klein M.
BACKGROUND: Children of substance-abusing parents are at a substantial risk of developing substance-use and other mental disorders. Children involved in substance abuse - not diagnosed with substance-use problems but integrated in psychiatric treatment or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Quantifying severity of maltreatment, adversity, and trauma from child protective services case record files - Grasso DJ, DiVietro S, Beebe R, Clough M, Lapidus G.
Children referred to child protective services (CPS) for allegations of abuse or neglect often have diverse experiences of maltreatment, adversity, and trauma. Severity of these experiences is associated with greater mental health impairment and increased ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk factors and services to reduce child sexual abuse recurrence - Palusci VJ, Ilardi M.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is associated with a range of negative consequences for victims that are compounded when it recurs. We used the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System to study a cohort of 42,036 children in 45 U.S. states with sexual abuse r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Is Having a Moment on TV
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is having an unexpected moment—at least on television. The medical disorder, which manifests when a person “acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick,” according to the Cleveland Clinic, has appeared in a number of shows and movies in recent years. It has anchored the twists of HBO’s thriller series Sharp Objects and Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 film Phantom Thread. European shows, including The Bridge and the BBC Three’s Clique, have also included Munchausen in their plots. The rise in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

Can forum play contribute to counteracting abuse in health care? A pilot intervention study in Sri Lanka - Swahnberg K, Zbikowski A, Wijewardene K, Josephson A, Khadka P, Jeyakumaran D, Mambulage U, Infanti JJ.
Obstetric violence refers to the mistreatment of women in pregnancy and childbirth care by their health providers. It is linked to poor quality of care, lack of trust in health systems, and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Evidence of interventions ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Depression in children and adolescents involved in the child welfare system - Naylor MW, Wakefield SM, Morgan W, Aneja A.
Child maltreatment presents a significant public health challenge and is strongly associated with development of depression during childhood and adolescence. Not all abused or neglected children are in the child welfare system, but most children in the fos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Entering an emotional minefield: professionals' experiences with facilitators to address abuse in child interviews - Albaek AU, Binder PE, Milde AM.
BACKGROUND: Extensive research documents that child abuse is widespread and that it has detrimental effects on victims' physical, psychological and social well-being. Efforts to help abused children by removing stressors and administering restorative care ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Program takes on alcohol, e-cigarette use by children
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The bottom line is to help children grow up safer and healthier and to increase parents' ability to help them do that, says the investigator leading a $1.4 million state-funded alcohol and substance abuse prevention program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma  with Attachment-Focused Interventions
For a young child, traumatic experiences can lead to a pattern of mistrust, anticipation of further trauma, avoidance, and difficulty relating to others. Their development can be compromised. Their sense of self can become fractured, and their lives become merely an expression of their trauma. Helping children like this requires a deeply sensitive clinical approach that begins with the children’s relationships. “When children develop patterns of survival that involve them relying on themselves, not others, they do so out of a profound mistrust that others will meet their needs and will do what is best for them,...
Source: Psych Central - May 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Abuse Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Communication Disorders Domestic Violence Family General Memory and Perception Parenting Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Trauma Treatment books ab Source Type: news

Child abuse and physical health: a population-based study on physical health complaints among adolescents and young adults - Rueness J, Myhre Md MC, Str øm IF, Wentzel-Larsen T, Dyb G, Thoresen S.
AIMS: To investigate whether adolescents and young adults with a history of child abuse had more physical health complaints compared to their unexposed peers. We also aimed to estimate associations between different child abuse types with physical health c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood abuse predicts affective symptoms via HPA reactivity during mother-infant stress - Kern S, Laurent HK.
Despite extensive literature positing the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis as a mechanism in the association between early childhood maltreatment and later adult psychopathology, empirical support for this full pathway is lacking. We tested indire... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Recognition of child physical abuse by a group of Brazilian primary care health professionals - Silva-Oliveira F, Andrade CI, Guimar ães MO, Ferreira RC, Ferreira EF, Zarzar PM.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment is a complex social and public health problem. AIM: To evaluate the frequency of the recognition by Brazilian health professionals in primary care of child physical abuse (CPA) and associated factors. DESIGN: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Differential physiological sensitivity to child compliance behaviors in abusing, neglectful, and non-maltreating mothers - Norman Wells J, Skowron EA, Scholtes CM, DeGarmo DS.
We examined time-ordered associations between children's compliance behavior and maternal respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) in a sample of 127 child-maltreating (physical abuse, physical neglect, emotional abuse) and 94 non-maltreating mothers and their p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring parent sexuality profiles and links with the sexuality profiles of adolescents who have engaged in sexual abuse - Spearson Goulet JA, Tardif M.
BACKGROUND: Parents play an important role in children's development of sexual norms and behaviors. Regarding the family environment of adolescents who have engaged in sexual abuse (AESA), some studies have suggested potential factors of interest, although... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More Active Lupus Linked to Childhood Events
FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 -- Lupus patients who had difficult childhoods have higher disease activity, worse depression and poorer overall health than those with better childhoods, a new study finds. Bad childhood experiences included abuse, neglect and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E-cigarette use by young adults linked to childhood maltreatment
(Virginia Commonwealth University) A new study led by VCU researchers finds young adults with a history of childhood abuse or neglect are more prone to using e-cigarettes during the transition to adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Awareness on girl child abuse among mothers of a selected community - Thapa T, Pun KM, Raut KB, Silwal K, Chaudhary RK.
INTRODUCTION: Girl Child Abuse is physically, emotionally, sexually abusing and neglecting the girl child by depriving her of universally accepted child rights. We aim to determine the awareness on girl child abuse among mothers so that necessary awareness... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Violence and public and personal health: outcomes of adverse childhood experiences - Grissom M, Iroku-Malize T.
Adverse childhood experiences include direct abuse, such as emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; neglect, which can be emotional or physical; and family or household problems. Exposure to violence is one of several types of adverse childhood experiences t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Behavioral health provider acquires North Collins site
After 16 years as a tenant, BestSelf Behavioral Health has completed the purchase of its offices in North Collins. Plans call for expanding mental health and substance abuse disorders services for children, adolescents and adults at the 1.1-acre site in the southern Erie County. BestSelf paid $275,000 for the Spruce Street property, a campus that includes a 12,000-square-foot office and two storage buildings of 5,000 square feet and 1,500 square feet. The organization will nearly double its program… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The decline of child sexual abuse in Canada: evidence from the 2014 General Social Survey - Shields M, Tonmyr L, Hovdestad WE.
OBJECTIVE: To provide evidence of trends in child sexual abuse (CSA) in Canada. METHODS: Using data from 15,801 males and 18,669 females who responded to the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS), we compared the prevalence of CSA by age cohorts. Age co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Can adverse childhood experiences worsen lupus symptoms?
(Wiley) Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) encompass traumas such as abuse, neglect, and household challenges. In an Arthritis Care& Research study of adults with lupus, higher ACE levels, as well as the presence of ACEs from each of these three domains, were associated with worse patient-reported accounts of disease activity, organ damage, depression, physical function, and overall health status. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences negatively impact adults with lupus
(University of California - San Francisco) Adults with lupus who report having had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect and household challenges, report higher disease activity, depression and poorer overall health compared to those without such experiences, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The use of the brief child abuse potential inventory in the general population in Finland - Ellonen N, Rantanen H, Lepist ö S, Helminen M, Paavilainen E.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to analyze psychometric information in the Brief Child Abuse Potential Inventory (BCAP) in a Finnish general population sample. DESIGN: A self-report survey of parents in a primary health care setting and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scottish nurses asked for views on first abused child pathway
The first ever clinical pathway for children who have suffered sexual abuse is being developed in Scotland - and nurses are being asked for their feedback. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Radiology Residents Often Miss Child Abuse
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- Many radiology residents do not accurately recognize child abuse, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, held from May 5 to 10 in Honolulu. Priya Sharma, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After pushing Big Pharma's vaccine propaganda, Fox News attacks homeschoolers using left-wing talking points
(Natural News) Elizabeth Llorente, a Senior Reporter for FoxNews.com, recently published an outrageous hit piece targeting parents who homeschool their children, insinuating that they’re all child abusers in disguise who need to be continually monitored by the government in order to ensure child safety. Bearing a fear-mongering headline that opens with a ridiculous play on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Challenges in supporting survivors of child sexual abuse in Kenya: a qualitative study of government and non-governmental organizations - Wangamati CK, Sundby J, Izgubara C, Nyambedha EO, Prince RJ.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a global, social, and health challenge. Existing literature on post-sexual assault care has focused largely on health providers' skills and capacity to offer quality clinical, medicolegal, and psychosocial care. Services other t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Confounding, mediation, or independent effect? Childhood psychological abuse, mental health, mood/psychological state, COPD and migraine - Sheikh MA.
In some settings, it may be difficult to differentiate between a confounder and a mediator. For instance, the observed association of self-reported childhood psychological abuse (CPA) with onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and migraine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The "neglected" relationship between child maltreatment and oral health? An international scoping review of research - Bradbury-Jones C, Isham L, Morris AJ, Taylor J.
Globally, the oral health needs of children who have, or are suspected of having, experienced abuse or neglect has become a focus of concern. It is thus valuable and timely to map the contemporary nature of the research landscape in this expanding field. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nonvitreoretinal eye injuries in 2 infants due to nonaccidental trauma - Brown R, Pasquali P, Feldman K, Hines L.
We present 2 cases of infants younger than 6 months who prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Study: AI can detect depression in a child's speech
(University of Vermont) A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of diagnosing conditions that are difficult to spot and often overlooked in young people. If undiagnosed, they can lead to an increased risk of substance abuse and suicide later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Narcissists Act the Way They Do
Narcissists can be charming, charismatic, seductive, exciting, and engaging. They can also act entitled, exploitative, arrogant, aggressive, cold, competitive, selfish, obnoxious, cruel, and vindictive. You can fall in love with their charming side and be destroyed by their dark side. It can be baffling, but it all makes sense when you understand what drives them. That awareness protects you from their games, lies, and manipulation. Narcissists have an impaired or undeveloped self. They think and function differently from other people. They behave as they do because of the way their brain is wired, whether due to nature or...
Source: Psych Central - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Narcissism Personality Narcissistic Personality Disorder Selfishness Source Type: news

Childhood victimization by adults and peers and health-risk behaviors in adulthood - Cerezo MA, P érez-García E.
Victimization experienced in childhood has been linked with health-risk behaviors (HRBs) in adulthood. The purpose of this cross-sectional survey was to provide data regarding the HRBs using the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool Retrospective version (ICAS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender and race informed pathways from childhood sexual abuse to sexually transmitted infections: a moderated mediation analysis using nationally representative data - Fix RL, Assini-Meytin LC, Le PD.
PURPOSE: Although data suggest child sexual abuse is linked with increased risk of contracting asexually transmitted infection (STI), the mechanisms through which these experiences are connected remain understudied. Moreover, there is a need to explore how... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traditional health visitor role 'eroded' in new safeguarding focus
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has spoken of her sorrow over the “erosion” of the traditional role of health visitors in the wake a landmark child abuse investigation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The effect of early life stress on adult psychiatric disorders - Targum SD, Nemeroff CB.
There is a crisis of early childhood maltreatment in the United States. In 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human Services noted 3.4 million referrals to childhood protective services, of which the majority related to child abuse or neglect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Possible link between premature birth and kidney disease
Preterm birth could double risk of kidney disease into mid-adulthood Related items fromOnMedica Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Foetal alcohol syndrome must be better recognised Teens more likely to have an abortion if their mother did Stillbirth risk doubled in women sleeping on their back Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evaluating an intergenerational model to explain the path from violence against mothers to child behavior and academic outcomes - Symes L, McFarlane J, Maddoux J, Fredland N.
An intergenerational model to explain the long-term effect of partner violence against mothers on child behavior was evaluated 48 months after 278 mothers first sought safe shelter or justice services. Twelve percent reported recent abuse, and six mothers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Re-examining the "cycle of abuse": parenting determinants among previously maltreated, low-income mothers - Michl-Petzing LC, Handley ED, Sturge-Apple M, Cicchetti D, Toth SL.
Multidomain approaches toward understanding the transmission of harsh caregiving across generations have been largely overlooked in the literature. To address this, the current study examined how maternal and child factors may operate as mediating mechanis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adverse events during first years of life may have greatest effect on future mental health
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found evidence that children under 3 years old are most the vulnerable to the effects of adversity -- experiences including poverty, family and financial instability, and abuse -- on their epigenetic profiles, chemical tags that alter gene expression and may have consequences for future mental health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news