Domestic Violence News

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 ...

Keeping Guns Away From Domestic Violence Offenders

December 16th, 2013
Keeping Guns Away From Domestic Violence Offenders A new pilot study targets firearm owners who are subject to domestic violence restraining orders. Violence prevention experts at the University of California-Davis and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...

Internet May Fuel New Methods of Child Sexual Abuse

October 30th, 2013
Internet May Fuel New Methods of Child Sexual Abuse A new study suggests that child sexual abuse may be more common than suspected. Authorities know that sexual abuse of children and adolescents can have serious health ...

Pets Sometimes Keep Abused Women from Leaving

September 26th, 2013
Pets Sometimes Keep Abused Women from Leaving A provocative new report suggests male abusers often use pets to make it harder for women to leave their home. As a result, a new University of Illinois study ...

Online Dating Abuse Means Real Harm to Teens: 2 out of 3 Girls are Victims

September 17th, 2013
Online Dating Abuse Means Real Harm to Teens: 2 out of 3 Girls are VictimsThe ubiquity of social media and the Internet creates new avenues for non-physical abuse by a dating partner. A new ...

Decline Seen in Child Abuse, But Not Neglect

September 16th, 2013
Decline Seen in Child Abuse, But Not Neglect Researchers believe cases of physical and sexual abuse of children have declined over the last 20 years, although the evidence is mixed as ...

Study Finds It’s More Like ‘Fifty Shades of Abuse’

August 13th, 2013
Study Finds It's More Like 'Fifty Shades of Abuse' A new study has less than kind words for the best-selling novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Although the novel is promoted as a tale of erotic ...

Is Orange the New Black for Women Who are Trauma Victims?

August 4th, 2013
Is Orange the New Black for Women Who are Trauma Victims? New research finds a link between different types of trauma for women — including caregiver violence, domestic violence and witnessing violence ...

1 in 3 Kids Victims of Dating Violence

July 31st, 2013
1 in 3 Kids Victims of Dating ViolenceAbout one in three American youths between the ages of 14 and 20 say they've been of victims of dating violence — and almost one ...
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