In her debut blog, Georgina Thompson explores a qualitative study of how young people create meaning of their experiences during trauma narration, when receiving trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy.[read the full story...]
Transgenerational trauma: maternal childhood maltreatment and perinatal outcomes
Lucy Purnell explores a recent systematic review, which finds that maternal childhood maltreatment is associated with adverse perinatal mental health experiences, and this association is mediated by disruptions to maternal emotional functioning.[read the full story...]
Victimisation and loneliness: who is more likely to become lonely?
A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a recent longitudinal twin study of the association between victimisation and loneliness from childhood to young adulthood.[read the full story...]
Can childhood maltreatment lead to a female cycle of violence?
Ioana Crivatu explores a meta-analysis which finds that females exposed to adverse events in childhood may be more likely to enter a cycle of violence in adulthood[read the full story...]
Masculinity, depression and suicide risk in men with a history of childhood maltreatment
In her debut blog, Cara Richardson explores whether masculine values are differentially linked to men’s mental health functioning, depending on exposure to childhood maltreatment.[read the full story...]
Suicide risk following childhood interpersonal violence
Katrina Witt considers the findings of a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, which looks at exposure to interpersonal violence in childhood, and the impact that it may have on risk of suicide in young people.[read the full story...]
Kinship care may be a viable out-of-home placement option for maltreated children, but more research is needed
Lisa Burscheidt reports on a recent Cochrane review that looks at the effects of kinship care versus traditional foster care for the safety, permanency and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment.[read the full story...]