Brief summaries of cutting edge research on trauma and childhood maltreatment published in the fourth quarter of 2021.
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Children in care and post-traumatic stress disorder
In this Research Practice Focus video, Dr Rachel Hiller and David Trickey discuss the relevance of diagnostic labels such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specifically to children in care*, and whether evidence based interventions (such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy) have a role to play with children in care.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Research: Implications for practitioners
In this Research Practice Focus video, we explain what ACEs are, how they are measured, and the pros and cons of routine screening.
Epigenetics and Mental Health: A brief guide to the research
What is epigenetics and how is it related to trauma, health and well-being? In this short video, behaviour geneticist Dr Emma Meaburn gives a brief introduction to epigenetics, its role in linking the environment to health outcomes, and how practitioners should approach the research.
What is neuroscience and what do we know about brain development? What are the challenges and limitations of current research? In this video, several leading neuroscientists explore these questions.
From the Field: Neuroscience experiments
To improve our understanding of children, neuroscientists look at the brain in tightly controlled experiments. Here are brief summaries of several key experiments that revealed some of the hidden links between early childhood experiences and brain development.
For those of you who have an interest in learning more about this field, here is a list of articles that address different questions in the field. Most are review articles that summarise particular areas of research.