Domestic Violence News

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 ...

Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital Conflict

April 17th, 2014
Low Blood Sugar Can Play A Part in Marital ConflictNew research finds lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and increase the chance of hostility and conflict. In the study, ...

Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health Problems

April 15th, 2014
Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health ProblemsEmerging research links domestic abuse to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mothers. Investigators also found that specific types of abuse ...

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 ...