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Growing up is hard to do : exploring the connection between childhood trauma and youth offending

Vaswani, Nina (2014) Growing up is hard to do : exploring the connection between childhood trauma and youth offending. Scottish Justice Matters, 2 (3). pp. 5-6. ISSN 2052-7950

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Abstract

Through adult eyes childhood might seem like a carefree time, unburdened by the trials and tribulations of modern life. Yet with common childhood experiences including exam pressure, worries about body image, family breakdown, bullying, relationships and simply the pressure of forging independence, even at the best of times growing up is hard.