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Dartmouth study examines prevalence of screening for social needs
A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice finds that most US physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for disadvantaged patients report higher screening rates. (2019-09-18)
New research: More than every second female homicide is committed by the partner
Intimate partner homicide - that is women who are killed by their partner - constitutes a significant proportion of the homicide statistics in Denmark. (2019-09-16)
High social support associated with less violence among male teens in urban neighborhoods
UPMC Children's researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys. (2019-09-13)
Study examines patterns of violence among young urban males
This observational study of adolescent men in urban neighborhoods examined associations between social support, patterns of violence, and violence-related risk behaviors or protective factors that might mitigate them. (2019-09-13)
Parental burnout can lead to harmful outcomes for parent and child
When the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic it can turn into parental burnout, an intense exhaustion that leads parents to feel detached from their children and unsure of their parenting abilities, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2019-08-28)
Intimate partner violence against women creates economic hardship, Rutgers study finds
Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship -- the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-08-27)
Spikes in handgun purchases after high-profile events linked to more firearm injuries
A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study, which will publish Aug. (2019-08-25)
Nearly 1/3 of migrants through Mexico to US experience significant violence during journey
Almost one-third of people migrating to the US via Mexico experience physical, psychological, and/or sexual violence along the way, according to a study published Aug. (2019-08-21)
Treatment for sexual and domestic violence offenders does work
A first-of-its-kind meta-study has found that specialised psychological programmes for sexual and domestic violence offenders have led to major reductions in reoffending but best results are achieved with consistent input from a qualified psychologist. (2019-08-20)
Case studies suggest that 'red flag' laws play a role in preventing mass shootings
Case studies of individuals threatening mass violence suggest that extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), colloquially known as 'red flag' orders, may play a role in preventing mass shootings. (2019-08-19)
Chinese Americans face increased risk of elder abuse, Rutgers studies find
More must be done to prevent elder abuse in the Chinese American community, according to four new Rutgers studies published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2019-08-19)
Peer influence, social networks might be leveraged to aid gun violence reduction efforts
Researchers: Reductions in violence might be increased if focused-deterrence programs can enhance network diffusion. (2019-08-19)
Does the judicial system give justice to assaulted EMS first responders?
Violence toward first responders is widespread and can face a felony charge in Pennsylvania, yet new research shows that victims often feel they do not receive legal justice. (2019-08-16)
Political campaigns may influence acceptance of violence against women
Nicole Johnson, assistant professor of counseling psychology at Lehigh University, set out to examine the influence, both positive and negative, of presidential campaigns, voting behavior, and candidate selection, on social views of rape culture. (2019-08-15)
New tools help detect digital domestic abuse
A new clinical model developed by Cornell Tech researchers aims to respond systematically and effectively to the growing array of digital threats against victims of intimate partner violence. (2019-08-15)
Cultural factors affect Chinese Americans' health, according to Rutgers research
A compilation of 17 research papers present an unprecedented exploration of cultural factors concerning Chinese Americans' health and provide comprehensive, multigenerational insight into the lives of Chinese Americans. (2019-08-12)
News from Annals of Internal Medicine: Organizations urge immediate action to prevent firearm-relate
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the nation's leading physician and public health organizations called for policies to reduce firearms-related injuries and deaths in the US in a new call-to-action, 'Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action from the Nation's Leading Physician and Public Health Professional Organizations,' published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (2019-08-07)
BU researchers: 'Set' of gun laws needed to reduce gun violence
First-ever study to examine gun control effects on urban and suburban/rural firearm homicide rates finds different laws are more effective in different areas. (2019-08-07)
Police use of fatal force is identified as a leading cause of death in young men
The killing of young men by police is a leading cause of death in the United States with black men 2.5 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement over their lifetime than white men, according to a Rutgers University study. (2019-08-05)
Link between intimate partner homicide and firearms dealters in urban settings
The forthcoming Rutgers-Camden study, to be published in the journal Preventative Medicine, is the first to investigate the connection between firearms dealers and intimate partner homicide at the county level, and one of only a handful ever to examine how access to legal guns through federally licensed firearm dealers in the community is linked to gun violence. (2019-08-05)
The front line of environmental violence
Environmental defenders on the front line of natural resource conflict are being killed at an alarming rate, according to a University of Queensland study. (2019-08-05)
Study calls for legal reform on 'hidden crime' few male victims will talk about
A call for a change in the law to class men, forced to have sex with women, as rape victims has been made in a new study by Lancaster University researchers published today. (2019-07-25)
Gun ownership linked to greater incidence of domestic homicides
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, reveals a unique and strong association between firearm ownership and the risk of domestic homicides. (2019-07-22)
Undocumented Latina immigrants face PTSD at four times the national rate, new study finds
New research led by George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services found that undocumented Latina immigrants met the threshold for post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis at nearly four times (34%) the rate of civilian women in America as a whole (9.7%). (2019-07-17)
State capacity: How it is measured and compared
'State capacity' refers to a state's ability to make and effectively implement decisions in domestic and foreign policy. (2019-07-16)
Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence
Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, according to the authors of a new study. (2019-07-02)
Alcohol causes significant harm to those other than the drinker
Each year, one in five US adults -- an estimated 53 million people -- experience harm because of someone else's drinking, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2019-07-01)
What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?
Why do civil wars and coups d'état occur more frequently in some sub-Saharan African countries than others. (2019-06-28)
Bystanders will intervene to help victims of aggressive public disputes
Bystanders will intervene in nine out of 10 public fights to help victims of aggression and violence reveals the largest ever study of real-life conflicts captured by CCTV. (2019-06-26)
Many asylum seekers suffer from depression and anxiety symptoms
According to the internationally most extensive population study concerning the health of asylum seekers, up to 40% of the adults who have sought asylum in Finland told that they are suffering from major depression and anxiety symptoms. (2019-06-19)
Family and community central to recovery of Sierra Leone's former child soldiers
Many of Sierra Leone's former child soldiers have gradually earned greater acceptance from families and communities, according to a sweeping new study of their adult lives. (2019-06-19)
Pre-qualifying education and training helps health workers tackle gender based violence
Gender-based violence (GBV) could be tackled more effectively by giving healthcare students wider and more practical education and training in identifying and responding to the 'warning signs' presented among patients they will encounter in professional life, according to a new study. (2019-06-12)
Home care health workers frequently verbally abused by clients and their families
Home care (domiciliary) health workers are frequently verbally abused by clients and their families, finds research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2019-06-11)
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help
Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support services, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Gender and Violence Research published in BMJ Open today. (2019-06-11)
Supportive families and schools help prevent substance use among trans youth: UBC study
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence. (2019-06-10)
USC study: Exposure to videos of race-based violence online may be spurring mental-health issues
Viral videos of the detainment of undocumented immigrants in cages and police killings of unarmed citizens are two of the most pressing traumatic events facing adolescents of color. (2019-06-10)
New clinical guide helps physicians identify risk, talk with patients about firearm safety and injury
The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and colleagues developed a clinical guide to help providers recognize a patient's risk of firearm injury or death, talk with patients about firearm safety and intervene in emergency situations. (2019-06-05)
Do violent video games affect kids' behavior with real guns?
This randomized clinical trial in a university laboratory examined the effects of video games with weapons on children's behavior when they found a real gun. (2019-05-31)
Teens at greater risk of violence, injury during sexual assaults than previously thought
A recent study of the forensic evidence in 563 sexual assault cases in Massachusetts found 'striking similarities' in the types of injuries and violence experienced by adult and adolescent victims. (2019-05-30)
UTSA study shows vaping is linked to adolescents' propensity for crime
UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students. (2019-05-28)
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