What Helps Children and Young People Move Forward Following Child Maltreatment?

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‘It is known that some young people show remarkable resilience to very negative experiences. For others, however, alongside a broad range of multiagency interventions, appropriate individual/family psychological support and therapeutic approaches are desirable and/or necessary to facilitate recovery and prevent a severe impact on the function and quality of victims’ lives.’ – Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis


Our latest, themed, issue of Child Abuse Review focuses on a number of different interventions for children and young people following child maltreatment, and presents a positive picture of what can be done to help them move forward. Central to any effective intervention is an approach that learns from and engages with the ‘experts by experience’: both children and young people affected by abuse and neglect, and their parents. As Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis points out in her accompanying editorial, two themes coming across in the included papers are ‘the role of parents, including communication style, warmth, sensitivity and responsiveness’ and ‘hearing the voices of young people’.


While the full articles are only available to BASPCAN members and subscribers to the journal, all abstracts can be accessed freely online.


Themed Issue on Interventions following child maltreatment. Child Abuse Review, 2016, 25:2

Table of Contents


Editorial: What helps children and young people move forward following child maltreatment? Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis
Intervening with severely and chronically neglected children and their families: The contribution of trauma-informed approaches. Tristan Milot, Diane St-Laurent, Louise S. Éthier
Predictors of group treatment outcomes for child sexual abuse: An investigation of the role of demographic and abuse characteristics. Atara Hiller, Craig Springer, Justin Misurell, Amy Kranzler, Shireen Rizvi
Turning it around: What do Young women say helps them to move on from child sexual exploitation?  Philip Gilligan
Head Start’s impact on cognitive outcomes for children in foster care. Kyunghee Lee
When preschool is not enough: Head Start and foster care (Invited Comment). Adam J Zolotor
Interrupting the intergenerational transmission of violence. Keri L.M. Pinna

Book Reviews and Training Updates

Practitioner toolkit: Getting it right for children and families affected by parental problem alcohol and drug use (Training Update)
FGM aware: Sara’s story (Training Update)
Attaching through love, hugs and play: simple strategies to help build connections with your child by Deborah D Gray (Book Review)
Treatment of child abuse: Common ground for mental health, medical and legal practitioners (2nd Edition) edited by R. M. Reece, R. F. Hanson and J. Sargent (Book Review)