Preserving our children’s future

Aupouri-Mclean, Caroll (2013) Preserving our children’s future. In: Children in Crisis Conference 2013, 7-9 October, 2013, Hamilton, New Zealand. (Unpublished)

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A number of studies have indicated a greater frequency of suicidal behaviour from individuals that have experienced child trauma, specifically general abuse and in particular sexual abuse. Earlier research indicated a clear linkage between the occurrences of childhood trauma and the increased likelihood of suicide attempts (Martin, 1996; Task force; Krysinska, Lester & Martin; 2009; ). For those children who have been physically abused, reports indicate a substantial increase in the incidence of suicide attempts, in comparison to children who have been neglected or have not experienced abuse. Studies undertaken by The Task Force, reveal that the “full impact of abuse, in terms of its psychological damage and effect on suicidal behaviour, often does not become manifest until adolescence or later in adult life” (The Task Force, pg. 36)

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Keywords that describe the item:Child Trauma, suicide, Child abuse, Violence on children
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions:Schools > School of Social Development
ID Code:2821
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Deposited On:25 Oct 2013 03:15
Last Modified:25 Oct 2013 03:15

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