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Maltreatment Syndrome

Research Center
Research Area

Supervisor

Dott. Antonio Trabacca
Neurologist; Head of Unit for Severe Disabilities in Developmental Age and Young Adults; Local Supervisor of Scientific Research; Research Unit coordinator
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Team

Dott.ssa Maria Grazia Bacco
Head of Maltreatment Syndrome Unit
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Dott.ssa Rita Galluzzi
Child Neuropsychiatrist
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Dott.ssa Maria Grazia Felline
Psychologist, Psychotherapist
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Dott.ssa Antonina Mendolia
Psychologist, Psychotherapist
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Dott.ssa Alessandra Russo
Psychologist
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Dott.ssa Nadia Del Villano
Psychologist
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Dott. Alessandro Zaffarano
Psychiatrist
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Dott. Luigi Russo
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD
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Dott. Francesco Craig
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD
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Contacts

+39 0831 349111 - Swithcboard
+39 0831 349225 - Head of Clinical Unit

+39 0831 349423 - Secretariat
+39 0831 349422 - Scientific Secretariat

Description

The research activity in this area is aimed at developing the delicate and complex aspects related to child abuse or neglect. The focus of this research line is on devastating impact of different forms of maltreatment on children such as adverse physical, psychological, social-emotional, educational, and social consequences that affect childhood and later adult development and even persist into old age. In addition, we are interesting to epigenetic signature that can predict child health outcome with high sensitivity and specificity.

Current Research Projects:

  • Psychophysiological assessment as a tool for the diagnostic-prognostic and therapeutic-rehabilitative definition in children with a history of violence and maltreatment. P.I. L. Russo
  • The neglecting / maltreating parent: evaluation and treatment of emotional availability in the dyad caregiver-child at risk, in a forced context. P.I. MG Felline
  • THE CHILD OUTCOMES OF MALTREATMENT - EPIGENETICS AND TELOMERES (COMET) STUDY: Epigenetic Correlates of Trauma-Related Emotional Dysregulation and Autobiographical Memory in Maltreated Children. P.I. F. Craig

Selected Publications

  • Craig Francesco, Galluzzi Rita, Russo Luigi, Bacco Maria Grazia, Trabacca Antonio (2017); ABUSED OR NEGLECTED ADOLESCENTS PLACED IN FOSTER OR RESIDENTIAL CARE: COMPARING ATTACHMENT, PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL TRAITS AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS; Proceedings XIX National Congress Italian Psychological Association Clinical and Dynamic Section - Torino, 29.09-01.10.2017 - Poster Session; Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology, 5(2B-Suppl.):7-8 Doi: 10.6092/2282-1619/2017.5.1638

Collaborazioni

  • UOC Neuropsichiatria Infantile - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Dipartimento di Psicologia - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Dipartimento di Psicologia - Università del Salento - Lecce
  • Tribunali per i Minori - Puglia
  • Dipartimento d'Ingegneria dell'Innovazione (DII) Università del Salento - Lecce
  • UO di Gastroenterologia Pediatrica - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Miami Children’s Hospital - USA
  • Laboratorio di Psicologia Università del Salento - Lecce 
  • Gruppo Italiano Paralisi Cerebrali Infantili (GIPCI) - Fondazione Pierfranco e Luisa Mariani - Milano
  • Coordinamento Regionale Malattie Rare - l'Agenzia Regionale Strategica per la Salute ed il Sociale - Regione Puglia
  • UOC di Oncoematologia Pediatrica - Ospedale V. Fazzi di Lecce - ASL Lecce
  • UOC di Pediatria - Ospedale A. Perrino - Brindisi - ASL Brindisi
  • Ospedale Pediatrico Giovanni XXII Bari

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