Congratulations on this important book just published – edited by Sarah Coyne and Jamie Ostrov! Also, thanks to Amanda Duffy, Sam Ferguson and Alex Gardner for being such great co-authors on Chapter 16 – Relational Aggression in Dating and Romantic Relationship.
Abstract: Due to the high incidence, and widespread detrimental health consequences, of child sexual abuse (CSA), effective prevention remains at the forefront of public and mental health research, prevention and intervention agendas. To date much of the focus of prevention has been on school-based education programs designed to teach children skills to evade adult sexual … More New Publication from the ZLab: Reviewing the focus: A summary and critique of child-focused sexual abuse prevention. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838016675478
In this study, we examined whether peer appearance-related victimization was associated with adolescents’ increasing body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) symptoms over 12 months. Also, given emotion regulation and mindfulness have been associated with less body dissatisfaction, we expected that they would protect against the negative impact of peer victimization on BDD symptoms. Participants were 367 Australian … More New Publication from the ZLab: A prospective study of adolescents’ body dysmorphic symptoms: Peer victimization and the direct and protective roles of emotion regulation and mindfulness