A blog post by the NSPCC reports on research at King’s College London which finds increased risk of poor mental and physical health.
Dr. Andrea Danese and Dr. Helen L. Fisher explain how greater knowledge about resilience could help support children who have been maltreated.
“Although the research shows that children who have been abused or neglected are more likely to experience negative health outcomes than other groups of children, there are significant individual differences between children who have been maltreated. Not all children who have been abused or neglected will develop physical or mental health problems. Therefore, we need to understand more about the factors that make some children more resilient, and others more vulnerable, in the face of maltreatment.”
The blog post outlines what is known to date and what could be achieved from further research.