Cumulative harm: chronicity, re-victimisation and developmental victimology

Bryce, India (2019) Cumulative harm: chronicity, re-victimisation and developmental victimology. In: Child abuse and neglect: forensic issues in evidence, impact and management. Elsevier (Academic Press), London, United Kingdom, pp. 151-173. ISBN 978-0-12-815344-4

Abstract

Research indicates the commonality of chronicity and multiplicity in childhood maltreatment experiences and the lifespan implications of these adversities (Bromfield & Higgins, 2005; Felitti et al., 1998; Edwards et al., 2003). The impact of the accumulation of adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) has been labelled ‘cumulative harm’ (Bromfield, Gillingham & Higgins, 2007). Cumulative harm is defined as 'a series or pattern of harmful events and experiences that may be historical, or ongoing, with the strong possibility of the risk factors being multiple, inter-related and co-existing over critical developmental periods' (Bromfield, Gillingham & Higgins, 2007, p.1). This chapter will explore the broad range of theoretical perspectives which construct our current understanding of cumulative harm, investigating concepts of chronicity, developmental victimology, poly-victimisation and re-victimisation. The author will highlight the pervasive impact on the individual, behaviourally, physically and psychologically, across the lifespan.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 06:34
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 06:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: cumulative harm, chronic maltreatment, re-victimisation; developmental victimology, poly-victimisation
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940105 Children's/Youth Services and Childcare
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-815344-4.00009-X
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35781

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