Tagged: Childhood

REPORT: Life Course Health Consequences and Associated Annual Costs of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Millions of adults across Europe and north America live with a legacy of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Our findings suggest that a 10% reduction in ACE prevalence could equate to annual savings of 3 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) or $105 billion. Programmes to prevent ACEs and moderate their effects are available. Rebalancing expenditure towards ensuring safe and nurturing childhoods would be economically beneficial and relieve pressures on health-care systems…

REPORT: Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences And Health

To have multiple ACEs is a major risk factor for many health conditions. The outcomes most strongly associated with multiple ACEs represent ACE risks for the next generation (eg, violence, mental illness, and substance use).
To sustain improvements in public health requires a shift in focus to include prevention of ACEs, resilience building, and ACE-informed service provision.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide a global platform to reduce ACEs and their life-course effect on health…

BLOG: After CSW – A Question For The Feminist Movement

Many people at CSW are talking about breaking norms but fewer are ready to tackle norms that we, according to the evidence, do not benefit from. The alcohol norm is incredibly harmful to women and girls. My questions remains: why is the feminist movement so comfortable with it?

NEWS: UK Parents Use Alcohol As Bribes For Kids

New research by a UK insurance company shows, half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to consume alcohol at home. Over a third of parents of under 14s use alcohol as a bribe for good behaviour, according to the survey by Churchill insurance.
Additionally, the study found that 11% of parents with children aged five to seven allowed them to use alcohol at home. The research also suggested that one in five parents would allow minors who are not family members to have alcohol in their house…

NEWS: Parents’ Alcohol Use Influences Kids

New research by University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science shows that 11-year-old kids whose parents consume alcohol excessively, are about twice as likely to use alcohol compared to those children whose parents do not consume alcohol. This difference is especially true if the heavy or binge alcohol user is the mother. The research dispels the myth among many parents that teaching alcohol consumption was better for their kids than prohibiting alcohol use…

NEWS: Childhood Maltreatment Raises Risk For Substance Use

The study’s findings suggest that childhood maltreatment is a severe stressor that alters trajectories of brain development in ways that may increase their risk for substance use and other mental disorders in adulthood.
In a NIDA-supported study, researchers found that young adults who had been maltreated as children differed from others who had not been maltreated in the connectivity of nine cortical regions. The differences could compromise the maltreated group’s basic social perceptual skills, ability to maintain a healthy balance between introversion and extroversion, and ability to self-regulate their emotions and behaviour…

NEWS: Calling Foul On UNICEF And Mr. Beckham

IOGT International sends Open Letter to UNICEF Executive Director Mr. Anthony Lake, following a public event at the United Nations in New York a few days ago.
IOGT International calls foul on the collaboration between UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and Mr. David Beckham, a global icon that has wide appeal among children worldwide, and who has a lucrative endorsement deal with the world’s biggest producer of hard alcohol, Diageo.

NEWS: Ireland: Strategy On Children Participation In Decision-Making

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to develop a strategy on child participation in decision-making. The strategy builds on the developing infrastructure for children’s participation established by the Irish Ministry for Children and Youth Affairs and other organisations since the publication of the National Children’s Strategy in 2000…