Domestic Violence News

Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side Effects

April 9th, 2014
 Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side EffectsA new report finds that domestic violence extends across socioeconomic boundaries and often involves children as innocent witnesses. In the nationwide study of children who have witnessed ...

Spanking Babies is Still Common, And Misguided

March 18th, 2014
Spanking Babies is Still Common, And MisguidedNew research suggests spanking is still relatively common, and at a very early age. University of Michigan investigators found that 30 percent of one year-old children were spanked at least ...

Resolve Hidden Shame with Humor

March 17th, 2014
Resolve Hidden Shame with HumorHidden shame can be the most damaging emotion and is believed to be the force behind many of the behaviors that occur in our current society. In fact, the words “shame ...

Among Young Adults, Intimate Partner Violence Ups Risk of Depression

March 6th, 2014
Among Young Adults, Intimate Partner Violence Ups Risk of Depression New research suggests that adolescents and young adults who perpetrate or fall victim to intimate partner violence (IPV) are more likely to experience an ...

Intimate Partner Violence More Common Among Non-Heterosexual Partners

March 5th, 2014
Intimate Partner Violence More Common Among Non-Heterosexual Partners Two new studies examine issues of sexual orientation and intimate partner violence (IPV). Researchers traced the issues as related to substance abuse and physical and mental health as ...

Arrest in Domestic Violence Cases Linked to Early Death in Victims

March 2nd, 2014
Arrest in Domestic Violence Cases Linked to Early Death in VictimsNew research has found that domestic violence victims whose partners were arrested were 64 percent more likely to die early -- and not from ...

Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Disadvantages for Black Men

March 1st, 2014
Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Disadvantages for Black MenGreater childhood adversity may explain why black men are less healthy than white men, according to new research. The new study, published in the Journal of Health and ...

Phone App Helps Women in Abusive Relationships

February 19th, 2014
Phone App Helps Women in Abusive RelationshipsAlthough young women are at the highest risk for dating violence, they are less likely than older adults to seek formal safety resources. Instead, women between the ages of ...

Domestic Abuse More Likely for Women with Severe Mental Health Disability

February 2nd, 2014
Women With Mental Health Disability More Likely to be in Abusive RelationshipsWomen with a severe mental health-related disability are nearly four times more likely to have been a victim of intimate partner violence than those ...

Alcohol Tied to Campus Domestic Violence – Pot, Not So Much

January 28th, 2014
Alcohol Tied to Campus Domestic Violence – Pot, Not So MuchA new collegiate study finds that alcohol use is more likely than marijuana use to lead to violence between partners. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville ...