news items – Elizabeth Smart, Jimmy Savile, Delaware pediatrician, childhood trauma/war PTSD

This week it was announced that Elizabeth Smart, the Utah kidnap victim, will be writing a memoir. The Jimmy Savile – BBC Scandal continues in the UK. A large settlement was made in the Delaware pediatricians case. Scientific research that there is evidence that traumatic childhood experiences may contribute to wartime PTSD.

Utah kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart preparing memoir.
caused a national sensation.

Jimmy Savile scandal: George Entwistle to give evidence at Newsnight inquiry

Survivorship Webinar – How can we survive the holidays – December 1st

$123M settlement approved in Del. child abuse case
The former pediatrician last year was found guilty of raping or assaulting more than 100 girls

Historic child abuse investigation will now cost £19m, Assembly told
institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland

Rochdale child abuse case: exploited girls faced ‘absolute disrespect’

45 children a day at risk from sexual exploitation by gangs, warns inquiry

Groomed, raped, frightened: the victims of child sexual exploitation

Embattled Childhoods May Be the Real Trauma for Soldiers With PTSD
ScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2012) — New research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers challenges popular assumptions about the origins and trajectory of PTSD, providing evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood — not combat — may predict which soldiers develop the disorder….

Peace and War Trajectories of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Before, During, and After Military Deployment in Afghanistan

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