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Children of abused mothers 50 per cent more likely to have low IQ

November 27, 2019

In the study academics from the universities of Manchester, Bristol, Manchester Metropolitan and Kings College London found 13…
Dating and relationship violence a significant issue among young people in Wales, study finds

November 27, 2019

Cardiff University researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 75,000 students aged 11-16, from 193 schools in Wales. Of…
Women who spend their childhoods in deprived neighbourhoods face an increased risk of intimate partner violence

November 22, 2019

Women who spend longer periods of their early lives in less affluent neighbourhoods are at greater risk of…
Violence has complex, far-reaching impacts on health

October 8, 2019

A new paper by UW Medicine researchers offers a broad, updated look at the interrelated impacts of violence…
Air pollution linked to increases in violent criminal behavior

September 11, 2019

Exposure to high levels of air pollution is known to cause asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease and other health…
Researchers gaining a better understanding of perpetrators of intimate partner violence

August 20, 2019

Studies have shown that male victims of domestic violence are at greater risk of growing up to be…
Students with a greater sense of family and school belonging are less likely to become bullies

August 1, 2019

Research has shown that, despite great efforts, one in three children continue to experience bullying in school. However,…
‘Harsh parenting’ might alter kids’ brains

July 17, 2019

Children whose parents often get angry at them, spank them, yell at them or shake them as a…
Study Examines Racial Disparities in Reproductive Coercion

July 12, 2019

Reproductive coercion, a form of relationship abuse that includes pressuring a partner to become pregnant when they don’t…
Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence

July 2, 2019

For years, Paula Walters had no idea why she was forgetting things, losing control of her emotions, struggling…
Looking at cognitive triggers for extremist violence through brain scans

June 17, 2019

In a new journal article, a team of scientists led by Scott Atran, an adjunct research professor at…
Emotional violence in childhood, adolescence associated with suicidal thoughts

June 17, 2019

Early exposure to emotional violence “significantly” increases the chances that youths will contemplate suicide, according to new research…
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help

June 12, 2019

Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support…
Gang-associated youth avoid violence by acting tough online

May 3, 2019

The menacing photos that Tevin, a young man affiliated with a Chicago street gang, posted on social media…
90 percent of teens killed by an intimate partner are girls

April 17, 2019

Intimate-partner homicide among teens does occur and 90 percent of the victims are girls, according to a new  study published in…
Violent Music does not Desensitise Fans to Violence, but Inspires Joy, Study Finds

March 13, 2019

People ­– and especially parents – have been concerned with the effects of seemingly violent music on the…
Young kids with suicidal thoughts understand concept of death

March 12, 2019

Depressed children ages 4 to 6 who think and talk about committing suicide understand what it means to…
Research Continues to Shed Light on Our Confusion Over Gun Violence and Mental Health

February 19, 2019

Soon after mass shooting incidents occur, people inevitably make links between gun violence and those with mental illness.…
Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence

February 18, 2019

Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of…
The (decreasingly) rough-and-tumble world of childhood

January 15, 2019

Young children generally get more physically aggressive between the ages of 1½ and 3½, but that usually diminishes…
Research Brief: Preventing violent encounters between police and young black men in Minnesota

January 15, 2019

High profile events in recent years have drawn attention to violent encounters between police and young black men…
New psychological intervention proves ‘life-changing’ for women experiencing domestic abuse

November 29, 2018

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve…
Alcohol, firearms and kids: a dangerous mix

November 21, 2018

Children living with an adult gun owner who misuses alcohol are at increased risk of self-harm and interpersonal…
HIV rates lower in states that target intimate partner violence

November 20, 2018

States that aggressively target intimate partner violence (IPV) in their health care systems have lower rates of HIV…
Violence in childhood leads to accelerated aging, study finds

November 12, 2018

Children who suffer abuse are more likely to age faster, while those who endure food insecurity or neglect…
Breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence

November 8, 2018

The cycle of intimate partner violence will remain unbroken unless trauma in perpetrators—not just victims—is also treated, according…
Domestic violence is widely accepted in most developing countries, new study reveals

November 8, 2018

Societal acceptance of domestic violence against women is widespread in developing countries, with 36 per cent of people…
Suicide more prevalent than homicide in US, but most Americans don’t know it

November 6, 2018

In the United States, suicide is twice as common as homicide — and more often involves firearms —…
Professor uses Twitter data to compare real-time violence with tweets

October 31, 2018

University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Assistant Professor Steven Wilson downloads six million tweets a day from across…
From Minutes to Months: Considering Potential Harm of Mass Media

October 31, 2018

Governments and police forces around the world need to give greater consideration to the potential harm caused by…
Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment

October 19, 2018

A study published today in the BMJ Open shows that in countries where there is a complete ban…
Are trigger warnings emotionally protective?

October 19, 2018

Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or…
Violence by protesters can lead the public to support them less

October 17, 2018

Protestors are not helping their cause when they turn violent toward their opposition. In fact, their aggressions could…
Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults

October 13, 2018

As recent news headlines have shown, bystanders can play a pivotal role when it comes to sexual assault…
Study: Involved parents dim the effects of media violence on teens

September 28, 2018

Teenagers exposed to TV and film violence and high levels of household conflict may go on to engage…
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MKit developers hope app curtails sexual violence on campus

September 27, 2018

Most university sexual violence interventions target incoming freshmen, which makes sense, since first-year students are most at risk.…
Witnessing violence in high school as bad as being bullied

September 24, 2018

Students who witness violence in school at age 13 are at later risk of psycho-social and academic impairment…
Intimate partner violence doesn’t end with the relationship

July 17, 2018

Violence that occurs between intimate partners does not end with the relationship’s conclusion, yet few resources exist to…
Male couples report as much domestic violence as straight couples

July 13, 2018

Nearly half of all men in a new study about intimate partner violence in male couples report being…
Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

July 10, 2018

Stimulating the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for controlling complex ideas and behaviors, can reduce…
Preventing murder by addressing domestic violence

June 15, 2018

Victims of domestic violence are at a high risk to be murdered—or a victim of attempted murder—according to…
Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits

April 30, 2018

Want to prevent kids from using drugs and make it stick into young adulthood? Get the community involved…
Study Reveals New Findings on Marijuana Use Among Young Men

March 30, 2018

The social fabrics of their neighborhoods, including friendships and ideas about masculinity, have a powerful impact on marijuana…
Curbing Gun Violence

March 14, 2018

Having undergone her training as a medical student on the South Side of Chicago, Chana Sacksthought she understood the…
Some teachers don’t talk to anyone about violent incidents

March 8, 2018

One in five teachers who were the victims of physical or verbal violence at their schools didn’t report…
The presence of sexual violence in neighborhoods erodes feelings of safety for women—but not men

February 20, 2018

Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied…
Dating Partners More Violent and Account for More Domestic Violence Than Spouses

February 9, 2018

Federal regulations designed to keep guns away from abusive partners, like the Violence Against Women Act, do not…
Myth busted? Scientists say there is no evidence that video games make player violent

January 19, 2018

Video games make children grow up violent –have you ever heard someone say that? It seems to make…
Tracking the impact of early abuse and neglect

January 18, 2018

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and…
Combatting ‘disinformation’ about child abuse

January 9, 2018

Children need nurturing, attention to health and basic needs, safety and appropriate supervision. Child abuse and neglect, also…
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