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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130379/trauma-complexity-and-child-abuse-a-qualitative-study-of-attachment-narratives-in-adult-refugees-with-ptsd
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Karin Riber
The present study aimed to identify trauma types over the life course among adult refugees and to explore their accounts of childhood maltreatment. A sample of 43 Arabic-speaking refugees with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) attending a treatment context in Denmark were interviewed. Using a "Trauma Coding Manual" developed for this study, trauma types were identified in interview transcripts. In both men and women with Iraqi and Palestinian-Lebanese backgrounds, high levels of trauma complexity and high rates of childhood maltreatment were found (63%, n = 27)...
January 1, 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125322/associations-between-breastfeeding-and-maltreatment-in-childhood
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Kristen P Kremer, Theodore R Kremer
PURPOSE: Child maltreatment has serious implications for youth outcomes, yet its associations with early parenting practices are not fully understood. This study investigated whether breastfeeding practices are correlated with childhood maltreatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were utilized from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, a nationally representative and longitudinal study of adolescents. The analytic sample comprised 4,159 adolescents...
November 10, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122066/oral-and-dental-aspects-of-child-abuse-and-neglect
#3
Susan A Fisher-Owens, James L Lukefahr, Anupama Rao Tate
In all 50 states, health care providers (including dentists) are mandated to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to social service or law enforcement agencies. The purpose of this report is to review the oral and dental aspects of physical and sexual abuse and dental neglect in children and the role of pediatric care providers and dental providers in evaluating such conditions. This report addresses the evaluation of bite marks as well as perioral and intraoral injuries, infections, and diseases that may raise suspicion for child abuse or neglect...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121916/a-longitudinal-study-looking-at-and-beyond-care-recipient-health-as-a-predictor-of-long-term-care-home-admission
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Raquel S D Betini, John P Hirdes, Donna S Lero, Susan Cadell, Jeff Poss, George Heckman
BACKGROUND: The unpaid care provided by informal caregivers allows care recipients to live longer in their homes, which often results in fewer unnecessary long term care home (LTCH) admissions. Although the relationship between care recipient's health characteristics and institutionalization is well known, the influence of caregiver distress and caregiving coresidence and relationship on this outcome is less clear. This study examines the association of care recipient care needs, caregiver distress and caregiving coresidence and relationship with care recipient long term care home admission...
November 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118315/balancing-medical-and-non-accidental-causes-of-multiple-fractures-in-a-child-with-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis
#5
Hisham Abdelrhim, Sami Khan, Paul Heaton, Rajeev Peeka
BACKGROUND All medical practitioners must be vigilant for child abuse and neglect (CAN) so that opportunities to intervene, prevent, and improve outcomes are not missed. However, child abuse is often overlooked in practice, and no sign or pattern of presentation of fractures is absolutely specific for child abuse. CASE REPORT Here, we present the case of a 22-month-old girl with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) type 2 who presented with "red flag" fractures indicative of child abuse. Biochemistry showed vitamin D deficiency and a skeletal survey revealed rickets and multiple pathological fractures...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118206/social-origins-of-developmental-risk-for-mental-and-physical-illness
#6
Judy L Cameron, Kathie L Eagleson, Nathan A Fox, Takao K Hensch, Pat Levitt
Adversity in early childhood exerts an enduring impact on mental and physical health, academic achievement, lifetime productivity, and the probability of interfacing with the criminal justice system. More science is needed to understand how the brain is affected by early life stress (ELS), which produces excessive activation of stress response systems broadly throughout the child's body (toxic stress). Our research examines the importance of sex, timing and type of stress exposure, and critical periods for intervention in various brain systems across species...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113121/benefits-of-multidimensional-measures-of-child-well-being-in-china
#7
Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Yiwei Zhang
In recent decades, measures of child well-being have evolved from single dimension to multidimensional measures. Multi-dimensional measures deepen and broaden our understanding of child well-being and inform us of areas of neglect. Child well-being in China today is measured through proxy measures of household need. This paper discusses the evolution of child well-being measures more generally, explores the benefits of positive indicators and multiple dimensions in formulating policy, and then reviews efforts to date by the Chinese government, researchers, and non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations to develop comprehensive multidimensional measures of child well-being in China...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105499/an-extended-review-of-couple-centred-interventions-in-dementia-exploring-the-what-and-why-part-b
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Therése Bielsten, Ingrid Hellström
This scoping review is an extended version of a narrative review of couple-centred interventions in dementia shared in part A and the previous publication in this edition. The rationale for expanding study A emerged through the fact that most dyadic interventions have samples consisting of a majority of couples. The exclusion of interventions with samples of mixed relationships in part A therefore contributed to a narrow picture of joint dyadic interventions for couples in which one partner has a dementia. The aim of this second review is to explore the 'what' (types of interventions) and the 'why' (objectives and outcome measures) of dyadic interventions in which sample consists of a majority of couples/spouses and in which people with dementia and caregivers jointly participate...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104416/family-assisted-contingency-management-within-the-context-of-evidence-supported-treatment-for-child-neglect-and-drug-abuse
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Brad Donohue, Christopher P Plant, Travis A Loughran, Anali Torres
Contingency management (CM) has extensively been shown to be effective in reducing substance use disorders, but its effects in reducing child maltreatment have yet to be determined. The current study provides preliminary support for the utilization of an innovative family-assisted CM component in 18 mothers who were referred to an evidence-supported behavioral treatment for concurrent child neglect and drug abuse by Child Protective Service caseworkers. In the examined CM, participants were invited to indicate from a list of common actions incompatible with child neglect (i...
August 2017: Journal of Child and Family Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091129/feeding-difficulties-in-preschool-children-previous-feeding-practices-and-nutritional-status
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Hélcio de Sousa Maranhão, Renata Cunha de Aguiar, Débora Teixeira Jales de Lira, Mônica Úrsula Figuerêdo Sales, Nathalia Ávila do Nascimento Nóbrega
OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of feeding difficulties in preschoolers, its association with epidemiological factors and previous eating habits, and repercussion on nutritional status. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with a questionnaire given to the mothers of 301 children aged 2-6 years enrolled in public and private kindergartens in Natal, Northeast Brazil, conducted in 2014-2015. Feeding difficulty was assessed according to Kerzner's criteria, resulting in the profiles "highly selective intake", "active child with small appetite", "fear of feeding", and "child with psychological disorder or neglected"...
October 30, 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079607/child-maltreatment-as-a-predictor-of-adult-physical-functioning-in-a-prospective-british-birth-cohort
#11
Gemma Archer, Snehal Pinto Pereira, Christine Power
OBJECTIVE: Child maltreatment (abuse and neglect) has established associations with mental health; however, little is known about its relationship with physical functioning. Physical functioning (ie, the ability to perform the physical tasks of daily living) in adulthood is an important outcome to consider, as it is strongly associated with an individual's ability to work, and future disability and dependency. We aimed to establish whether maltreatment was associated with physical functioning, independent of other early-life factors...
October 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057712/rapunzel-syndrome-gastric-trichobezoar-a-rare-presentation-with-generalised-oedema-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Islam Nour, Mona Abd Alatef, Ahmed Megahed, Sohier Yahia, Yahya Wahba, Abd Elazeez Shabaan
Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of gastric trichobezoar. A 4-year-old girl presented with generalised oedema and an epigastric mass. Her family was of a relatively low socio-economic background. There was microcytic hypochromic anaemia, hypoalbuminaemia and an elevated α1-antitrypsin clearance. Abdominal ultrasound and non-contrast computed tomography demonstrated a heterogeneous mass related to the stomach. Upper gastro-intestinal tract endoscopy failed to remove it. Surgical laparotomy was undertaken through a single anterior gastrotomy incision and a large mass was extracted which was a cast of the duodenum and stomach and had a tail of approximately 60 cm in length which extended to the jejunum...
October 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047388/challenges-in-implementing-uncomplicated-malaria-treatment-in-children-a-health-facility-survey-in-rural-malawi
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Alinune N Kabaghe, Mphatso D Phiri, Kamija S Phiri, Michèle van Vugt
BACKGROUND: Prompt and effective malaria treatment are key in reducing transmission, disease severity and mortality. With the current scale-up of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) coverage, there is need to focus on challenges affecting implementation of the intervention. Routine indicators focus on utilization and coverage, neglecting implementation quality. A health system in rural Malawi was assessed for uncomplicated malaria treatment implementation in children. METHODS: A cross-sectional health facility survey was conducted in six health centres around the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa district using a health system effectiveness approach to assess uncomplicated malaria treatment implementation...
October 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044519/unhealthy-dependency-in-victims-and-perpetrators-of-child-maltreatment-a-meta-analytic-review
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REVIEW
Fallon A Kane, Robert F Bornstein
OBJECTIVE: Theoretical conceptualizations of interpersonal dependency and dependent personality disorder suggest that (a) high levels of dependency in parents may increase risk for perpetration of child abuse and neglect and (b) children who are victimized may show elevated levels of dependency later in life. This study used meta-analytic techniques to examine these hypothesized links. METHOD: A systematic search of psychological and medical online databases revealed 14 published studies (21 effect sizes) examining the link between parental dependency and perpetration of abuse or neglect (overall N of perpetrators = 1,321), and 14 published studies (25 effect sizes) assessing dependency in victims of child abuse and neglect (overall N of victims = 38,265)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036894/how-can-data-drive-policy-and-practice-in-child-welfare-making-the-link-in-canada
#15
Barbara Fallon, Joanne Filippelli, Tara Black, Nico Trocmé, Tonino Esposito
Formal university-child welfare partnerships offer a unique opportunity to begin to fill the gaps in the child welfare knowledge base and link child welfare services to the realities of practice. With resources from a knowledge mobilization grant, a formal partnership was developed between the University of Toronto, clinicians, policy analysts, and researchers from child welfare agencies across Ontario. The key objectives of the grant included: (1) enhancing the capacity of service providers to access and analyze child welfare data to inform service and policy decisions; (2) integrating clinical expertise in service and policy decisions; and (3) developing a joint research agenda addressing high-priority knowledge gaps...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032186/does-parental-substance-use-always-engender-risk-for-children-comparing-incidence-rate-ratios-of-abusive-and-neglectful-behaviors-across-substance-use-behavior-patterns
#16
Nancy J Kepple
Parental substance use disorder (SUD) is associated with an added risk for child abuse and neglect, but less is understood about how a range of parental use behaviors is associated with differential maltreatment frequencies. This study used the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW I) to create categories for parental substance use behaviors that are conceptually associated with varying levels of substance-related impairments. The study sample was composed of 2100 parents of children ages 2-17 years from Wave 4 data collection...
October 12, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022530/male-involvement-in-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-in-the-context-of-partner-testing-in-goba-town-ethiopia-a-facility-based-cross-sectional-study
#17
M T Alemayehu, J Haidar
BACKGROUND: Antenatal care (ANC) is an entry point for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), particularly when a man accompanies his spouse for voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), even though this seldom happens in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE: To study the role of male partners in improving PMTCT/ANC, which is essential to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission in this country. Our study focused on identifying barriers for the low involvement in PMTCT/ANC among male partners whose spouses received ANC...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017641/family-matters-examining-child-abuse-and-neglect-as-family-dysfunction-for-minority-youth-living-in-extreme-poverty
#18
Richard Spano, Michael A David, Sara R Jeffries, John M Bolland
Two competing models of child abuse and neglect (scapegoat vs. family dysfunction) are used to illustrate how the specification of victims ("index" victim vs. all children in household) from incidents of child abuse and neglect can be used to improve estimates of maltreatment for at-risk minority youth. Child Protection Services records were searched in 2005 for 366 "index" victims who were surveyed for 5 consecutive years (from 1998 to 2002) for the Mobile Youth Survey as well as other siblings in the household...
October 10, 2017: Violence and Victims
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994366/-child-abuse-and-neglect-in-france-finally-recognize-its-individual-and-societal-impact
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EDITORIAL
Anne Tursz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991148/recollections-of-emotional-abuse-and-neglect-in-childhood-as-risk-factors-for-depressive-disorders-and-the-need-for-psychotherapy-in-adult-life
#20
Eva Neumann
Theoretical and empirical works have pointed out that depression comes along with adverse interpersonal experiences in childhood and adult life. The purpose of this study was to explore whether past and current experiences differ in their relevance for depression. A clinical group of 80 psychotherapy patients diagnosed with a depressive disorder was contrasted with a control group of 111 nondepressed patients from somatic facilities. Child abuse, neglect, and adult attachment dimensions were measured with self-report scales...
November 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
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