Domestic Violence News

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 ...

Identifying Teens at Risk for PTSD

July 30th, 2013
Identifying Teens at Risk for PTSD Many teens are exposed to emotionally traumatic events, putting them at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new study found online in the Journal of ...

Money Arguments Are Top Predictor of Divorce

July 13th, 2013
Money Arguments Are Top Predictor of Divorce  All couples argue, but what they argue about could predict their risk of getting divorced, according to a new study. "Arguments about money is by far ...

Inner-City Women’s Health Problems Linked to Childhood Traumas

July 6th, 2013
Inner-City Women's Health Problems Linked to Childhood Traumas New research has traced chronic health problems of inner-city women to abuse and neglect in childhood. The new study from ...

Early Exposure to Violence May Lead to Aggression in Kids

June 18th, 2013
Early Exposure to Violence May Lead to Aggression in KidsNew research suggests exposure to violence in children under the age of three may lead to aggression in school age youngsters. “People ...

Many Domestic Abuse Survivors Not Getting Needed Care

June 11th, 2013
Many Domestic Abuse Survivors Not Getting Needed CareTroubling new research finds that abused women are not receiving appropriate care for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or depression. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found ...