Domestic Violence News

Autistic Adults at Higher Risk of Sexual Victimization

August 15th, 2014
A new study has found that adults with autism are at a higher risk of sexual victimization, due to a lack of sex education. “Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gain more of their sexual knowledge from external sources such as the Internet ...

Kids With Jailed Family Member at Greater Risk for Poor Health as Adults

August 2nd, 2014
New research has found that people who grew up in a household where a member was incarcerated have an 18 percent greater risk of experiencing poor health as adults. The study, from researchers at Brown University, suggests that the nation’s high rate of ...

Female Veterans at Higher Risk for Partner Violence

July 7th, 2014
Over the past decade, researchers have learned that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant health issue faced by women veterans. However, until recently little has been known about women’s perception of the care they have been receiving. Now, a new study discovers that ...

One in Six Teens Who Visit ER Suffer Dating Violence

July 5th, 2014
A new study finds that of adolescents visiting a hospital’s emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the study also found that dating ...

Study Finds Underreporting of Child Maltreatment

June 5th, 2014
Study Finds Underreporting of Child MaltreatmentDisturbing new research suggests that by the time they reach age 18, about 12 percent of American children are maltreated: neglected, or abused physically, sexually, or emotionally. Researchers at Yale ...

Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological Consequences

May 24th, 2014
Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological ConsequencesA new study shows that victims who experience repeated forms of sexual violence — including rape -- experience greater levels of psychological and behavioral consequences than previously ...

Teen Depression, Anger Can Taint Love Life 20 Years Later

May 8th, 2014
Teen Depression, Anger Can Taint Love Life 20 Years LaterA new study has found that depression and anger as a teen can have a lasting effect on romantic relationships well into middle age. "We assume ...

Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide Attempts

May 5th, 2014
Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide AttemptsWhen teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, it is a sign they need help, according to new research. That’s because using at school ...

Spitefulness Analyzed and Measured

April 24th, 2014
Spitefulness Analyzed and Measured Spitefulness pertains to the dark art of hurting an opponent even when it comes at a price to you. In some cases, this pertains to being intentionally mean, while in other ...

Nearly 1 in 3 Canadian Adults Reports Abuse

April 23rd, 2014
Nearly 1 in 3 Canadian Adults Reports AbuseA sobering new study finds that almost one-third of adults in Canada have experienced child abuse violence in their home. The abuse may have taken the form of ...