Prisonization: how does prison impact on the mental health of prisoners? Insights from Norway

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Verity Wainwright explores a qualitative study from Norway, which looks into prisoners understanding of mental health and the prison environment.

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Traumatic stress in Palestinian children and young people in the Gaza Strip

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Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Hayley Gains summarise a scoping review exploring the impact of war on Palestinian children and young people residing in the Gaza Strip.

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Supporting female violence researchers who experience vicarious trauma

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Eve Wang summarises a qualitative study exploring the emotional safety and coping mechanisms in women conducting violence and abuse research, who experience vicarious trauma.

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Mental illness is linked to being a victim and/or perpetrator of violence: time to face up to some inconvenient truths?

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Anabelle Paulino and Maya Ogonah summarise a recent Danish longitudinal study on the risk of violent victimisation and perpetration following the onset of mental illness.

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Adverse childhood experiences increase the risk of juvenile reoffending

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In Athena Chow’s debut blog, she summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and risk of juvenile reoffending.

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What is the evidence for ADHD as a risk factor for intimate partner violence or sexual violence?

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In this co-written blog, Vishal Bhavsar and Janhvi Duggal explore a recent systematic review which looks at the relationship between ADHD and exposure to, and perpetration of, intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

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Prevalence of maxillofacial trauma in children and adolescents

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This review of the prevalence of maxillofacial trauma by different causes in children and adolescents included 58 studies. The findings indicated that road traffic accidents and falls were the commonest causes. However rates do vary across difference geographic regions.

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What emotions do male prisoners experience prior to suicide and violence?

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In this blog by Hilary Norman, she explores a new study on the emotions that male prisoners experience prior to suicide, self-harm or violence using a novel participatory visual method involving drawing their feelings.

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The Truth Project: survivor experiences of sharing their testimonies following childhood sexual abuse

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Kirsten Barnicot explores research that shows how trauma-informed enquiries can be part of the healing process for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

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Care or punishment? Black service users’ experiences of inpatient mental health care under detention

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Ian Cummins summarises findings from a recent qualitative study by Solanki et al. (2023), which explores the experiences of individuals from Black Ethnic backgrounds detained under the Mental Health Act (1983).

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