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What Can We Do to Prevent the Abuse of Children with Disabilities?

By Elizabeth Mazur, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychology, Penn State University)

In February 2016, Ethan Okula, a 10 year-old child in foster care for three years, died from a bowel obstruction after numerous adults neglected to drive him to the hospital emergency room or call 911. 657 more words

Children And Youth

WHO reviews fact sheet on child maltreatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reviewed its fact sheet on child maltreatment.

Background Information:

Child maltreatment is the abuse and neglect that happens to children under 18 years of age. 560 more words


The Psychology of Sex Offenders

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Psychology attempts to understand, change, and predict behaviours including abnormal behaviours such as sexual deviance. 1,335 more words


Trauma Can Be Perpetuated By Toxic Triggers

Whether you have survived childhood trauma from sexual violence or child maltreatment (abuse or neglect), you never truly heal from those scars.

What is even worse is that some families continue to perpetuate the cycle of trauma by poorly handling the truth about the past.

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Child Maltreatment

How Childhood Trauma May Be Surmounted

by Julia Newman ’19

Past studies display that children exposed to traumatic experiences, such as death of a family member, are prone to developing not only mental issues, but also issues concerning their physical health. 145 more words


Raising Parents: Attachment, Representation, and Treatment

Helping troubled parents to raise their children adequately is of crucial importance for parents, their children and society at large. Distressed parents have themselves often been endangered and, as a consequence, sometimes endanger their children either through maltreatment or through the effects of parental psychiatric disorder. 157 more words