Child trauma and violence is not an issue that is constrained to one nationality or one ethnicity. A staggering number of children around the world are subjected to violence and abuse, both domestic and political. The current volume examines the issue of developmental trauma from a variety of viewpoints, including sociological, epidemiological, genetic, and psychiatric. The chapters contained within are broken into the following sections: * Child neglect and violence from an international perspective * The effects of war and armed conflict on children's health and development * The impact of childhood trauma on mental and physical health into adulthood * Case studies of interventions that provide possibilities for treatment in a variety of different contexts Written by a researcher from Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital (Boston), this book provides an important resource for understanding violence as an almost ubiquitous presence in children's lives around the world, as well as offering directions for treatment and interventions.
This book is an important resource for researchers, counselors, psychologists, child advocates, and anyone who seeks to understand how adversity in childhood affects a person's entire life.
Introduction AN INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM Acts of Omission: An Overview of Child Neglect Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children's Bureau Frequency of Child Maltreatment in a Representative Sample of the German Population Benjamin Iffland, Elmar Brahler, Frank Neuner, Winfried Hauser, and Heide Glaesmer Setting the Stage for Chronic Health Problems: Cumulative Childhood Adversity among Homeless Adults with Mental Illness in Vancouver, British Columbia Michelle L Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, and Julian M Somers Emotional Abuse Towards Children by Schoolteachers in Aden Governorate, Yemen: A Cross-Sectional Study Amal S. S. Ba-Saddik and Abdullah S. Hattab Child Neglect in One-Child Families from Suzhou City of Mainland China Jing Hua, Zhe Mu, Bright I Nwaru, Guixiong Gu, Wei Meng, and Zhuochun Wu CHILDREN AND WAR Transgenerational Consequences of PTSD: Risk Factors for the Mental Health of Children Whose Mothers Have Been Exposed to the Rwandan Genocide Maria Roth, Frank Neuner, and Thomas Elbert The Intergenerational Effects of War on the Health of Children Delan Devakumar, Marion Birch, David Osrin, Egbert Sondorp, and Jonathan C. K. Wells THE DEVELOPMENTAL IMPACT ON MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH Childhood Adversity, Recent Life Stressors and Suicidal Behavior in Chinese College Students Zhiqi You, Mingxi Chen, Sen Yang, Zongkui Zhou, and Ping Qin Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Development of Recurrent Major Depression in Chinese Women Jing Chen, Yiyun Cai, Enzhao Cong, Ying Liu, Jingfang Gao, Youhui Li, Ming Tao, Kerang Zhang, Xumei Wang, Chengge Gao, Lijun Yang, Kan Li,Jianguo Shi, Gang Wang, Lanfen Liu, Jinbei Zhang, Bo Du, Guoqing Jiang, Jianhua Shen, Zhen Zhang, Wei Liang, Jing Sun, Jian Hu, Tiebang Liu, Xueyi Wang, Guodong Miao, Huaqing Meng, Yi Li, Chunmei Hu, Yi Li, Guoping Huang, Gongying Li, Baowei Ha, Hong Deng, Qiyi Mei, Hui Zhong, Shugui Gao, Hong Sang, Yutang Zhang, Xiang Fang, Fengyu Yu, Donglin Yang, Tieqiao Liu, Yunchun Chen, Xiaohong Hong, Wenyuan Wu, Guibing Chen, Min Cai, Yan Song, Jiyang Pan, Jicheng Dong, Runde Pan, Wei Zhang, Zhenming Shen, Zhengrong Liu, Danhua Gu, Xiaoping Wang, Xiaojuan Liu, Qiwen Zhang, Yihan Li, Yiping Chen, Kenneth S. Kendler, Shenxun Shi, and Jonathan Flint Differences in the Association Between Childhood Trauma and BMI in Black and White South African Women J. H. Goedecke, J. Forbes, and D. J. Stein Childhood Trauma and PTSD Symptoms Increase the Risk of Cognitive Impairment in a Sample of Former Indentured Child Laborers in Old Age Andrea Burri, Andreas Maercker, Sandy Krammer, and Keti Simmen-Janevska Adverse Childhood Experiences, Psychosocial Well-Being and Cognitive Development Among Orphans and Abandoned Children in Five Low Income Countries Maya Escueta, Kathryn Whetten, Jan Ostermann, Karen O'Donnell, and the Positive Outcomes for Orphans (POFO) Research Team HOPE FOR THE FUTURE School-Based Mental Health Intervention for Children in War-Affected Burundi: A Cluster Randomized Trial Wietse A. Tol, Ivan H. Komproe, Mark J.D. Jordans, Aline Ndayisaba, Prudence Ntamutumba, Heather Sipsma, Eva S. Smallegange, Robert D. Macy, and Joop T. V. M. de Jong Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children's Bureau