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Articles June 2014 and July 2014

June 26, 2014

US: How Childhood Neglect Harms The Brain (Includes audio)

Experts have long known that neglect and abuse in early life increase the risk of psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, but now neuroscientists are explaining why. They're showing how early maltreatment wreaks havoc on the developing brain.

June 27, 2014

United Kingdom: How BBC star Jimmy Savile got away with allegedly abusing 500 children

The answer, according to the National Health Service, psychologists, and academics, lies in the pervasive and intimidating power of celebrity. He was so well-known that even when his behavior struck some as strange or lewd, he was allowed to carry on because he was Jimmy Savile and was raising millions. "I don't know if he were a law unto himself, but because of his celebrity status, he sort of basically had the run of the place," one hospital worker told investigators.

June 28, 2014

US: Diaper dilemma: Lack of diapers can lead to health problems, depression

Researchers are starting to realize "diaper need" not only causes obvious health problems for children, but leads to depression in moms and poor social and developmental outcomes for the child - even child abuse.

 July 10, 2014

US: Child Abuse Influences Substance Abuse Relapse

Victims of child abuse who become substance abusers are more vulnerable to addiction relapse, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Report:

July 10, 2014

CA: Teachers in California required to attest to their responsibility to reporting abuse
California teachers applying for or renewing their credentials will be required to acknowledge that they understand their responsibility to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement or county welfare officials, and not just school administrators, under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.

July 22, 2014

NM: LCPD: Doctor arrested after allegedly failing to report child abuse

A Las Cruces doctor and operator of a private school has been arrested after LCPD detectives suspect she failed to report child abuse and neglect that ultimately resulted in the death of 7-month-old Shania Smith on July 9th.

July 30, 2014

US: Abuse Casts a Long Shadow by Changing Children's Genes
Increasingly, scientists are coming to realize that people's experiences exert a strong influence on their biology by silencing genes or turning them back on, significantly changing the way a cell functions without changing its DNA sequence. It's a phenomenon known as epigenetics.

July/August 2014

The Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment