Domestic Violence News

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 ...

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 ...