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Women want to be asked about domestic violence
Doctors may be able to identify women who experience domestic violence by asking them if they are afraid of their partner, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-31)

Should women be screened for domestic violence?
Over a third of women attending general practices have experienced physical violence, but doctors and nurses rarely ask about it. Researchers in this week's BMJ ask: Should women be screened for domestic violence when they visit their general practitioner? Is there a high risk group of women for whom screening might be more appropriate? Is screening acceptable to women? (2002-01-31)

Studies often ignore domestic violence committed by women
It's not only men who commit domestic violence, yet scientific studies rarely look at female-to-male violence, according to two letters in this week's BMJ. (2002-07-04)

Screening women for domestic violence 'cannot be justified' on current evidence
The Department of Health now recommends that health professionals should consider (2002-08-08)

Patients' reports of domestic violence not recorded by a nearly a third of surveyed physicians
Nearly a third of surveyed physicians do not keep a record when patients report domestic violence. Published today in the open access journal BMC Family Practice, a study of clinicians' reports on patients who experienced domestic violence also reveals that 90 percent of the clinicians surveyed do not document domestic violence adequately. Their reports do not record whether they offered support and information about domestic violence to patients who might have needed it. (2005-11-20)

Training family doctors to better support domestic violence survivors
Women who are experiencing domestic violence feel better supported, more confident and less depressed when they are counselled by trained family doctors, according to new research. (2019-11-13)

Domestic violence during pregnancy doubles risk of preterm birth and low birth weight
Domestic violence by a partner or ex-partner during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and small-for-gestational-age babies, finds a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (2016-03-08)

Strong family bonds reduce anxiety in young people with lived experience of domestic violence
Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety for some young people who grow up in homes affected by parental domestic violence. (2015-07-09)

There's an adult version of shaken baby syndrome in domestic violence
Adults are likely to have their own version of the shaken baby syndrome, in cases of domestic violence, confirms a study in the Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine. Shaken baby syndrome describes the forceful and repeated shaking of babies and very young children. It is usually defined by bleeding into the eyes, swelling or clots in the brain, and bruising on the upper arms. (2000-02-23)

Boston Medical Center Receives Grant from Avon Foundation
Boston Medical Center has received a one-year grant for $50,000 from the Avon Foundation to support the Child Witness to Violence Project a counseling, advocacy and outreach program that focuses on young children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence. CWVP will use the grant to create a partnership to train police officers to better recognize and respond to children affected by violence. (2008-11-04)

Screening is 'not effective' in the fight against domestic violence
One in three women around the world have experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner. Although domestic violence is associated with a range of adverse health impacts, even after the abuse has ended, it is not easily identified by health care professionals, prompting some countries, notably the United States, to introduce screening programmes in healthcare settings. A new study, published online by the BMJ today [May 13], has found no evidence to support domestic violence screening. (2014-05-12)

People with mental disorders more likely to have experienced domestic violence
Men and women with mental health disorders, across all diagnoses, are more likely to have experienced domestic violence than the general population, according to new research from King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, in collaboration with the University of Bristol. (2012-12-26)

Barrow finds correlation in TBI and concussions
Physicians and researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have identified a link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. The findings could have important implications in the treatment of domestic violence survivors, both in medical and social service communities. The research, led by Dr. Glynnis Zieman, was published in the July issue of Journal of Neurotrauma. (2016-10-11)

A role for dental professionals in detecting, reporting domestic violence
The impact of domestic violence has been recognized as a health care crisis by organizations all over the world. Twenty-five percent of American women have reported abuse at the hands of their spouses or domestic partners. With proper training, dental professionals have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in detecting and reporting violence against women, since dentists and dental hygienists may be the first or only health care professional to treat a domestic violence victim. (2006-03-10)

Childhood adversities, including witnessing parental domestic violence, linked to later migraines
Adults who were exposed to childhood adversity, including witnessing parental domestic violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse have higher odds of experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. (2015-06-24)

Computer-based screening may encourage discussions about domestic violence
Computer screening may increase the odds that a woman at risk for domestic violence will talk to a health care professional in the emergency department about the topic but does not guarantee that domestic violence would be addressed, according to an article in the May 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-05-22)

Asians reluctant to seek help for domestic violence
Asian-American victims of domestic violence rarely seek help from police or health-care providers -- (2012-07-16)

Weapons tied to repeat domestic abuse
Women are up to 83 percent more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse incident, according to a new study that has implications for victims, counselors and police. (2014-01-29)

England World Cup wins and losses linked to 30 percent rise in domestic violence
Domestic violence rates rose by an average of 30 percent each time England won or lost their games during the 2010 World Cup, but draws had little impact on the statistics. (2012-10-11)

Researchers call for true picture of domestic violent crime
Plans for Home Office Counting Rules to count coercive and controlling behaviour as 'non-injurious violent crime' capped at one crime per victim -- even though statistics show one in 20 victims can experience more than 10 domestic violence crimes a year -- will mask the true extent of the problem. The warning comes in a new paper, 'Untangling the concept of coercive control: theorising domestic violent crime', just published in the journal, Criminology and Criminal Justice. (2018-01-08)

Depressive symptoms in adolescents associated with parental domestic violence
Adolescents who witness domestic violence between their parents are significantly more likely to suffer from symptoms of depression. In a study of adolescents in the Philippines, nearly half of all young people reported witnessing parental domestic violence. One in ten of the male adolescents and one in five of the female adolescents reported wishing they were dead occasionally or most of the time in the four weeks preceding the survey. (2006-03-01)

Physicians less likely to screen, but more likely to intervene, on domestic violence
Despite the fact that only a small percentage of physicians screen new patients for domestic violence compared to other health problems, their interventions are more intensive, according to new findings. (2002-07-11)

Studies explore weapons/arrests in domestic violence cases
Weapons were involved in 40 percent of domestic violence cases in Houston, and researchers discovered distinct patterns on when and where each type of weapon was used, according to a recent study at Sam Houston State University. (2013-08-21)

Study finds similar personality types in male and female domestic violence perpetrators
New research published in the August edition of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Abnormal Psychology, is providing a better picture of the roles played by gender, personality and mental illness in domestic violence. (2010-08-10)

As domestic violence spikes, many victims and their children have nowhere to live
COVID-19 has left many victims of domestic violence facing difficulties feeding their children and accessing services for safe housing, transportation and childcare once they leave shelters, according to a Rutgers study published in the journal Violence Against Women. (2020-09-14)

Physicians who compassionately ask about domestic violence can elicit positiveoutcomes, UCSF study shows
Physicians who compassionately ask patients if they are being physically abused can provide the first step in helping battered victims get the help they need, according to a UC San Francisco study. (1999-10-18)

'You're not a victim of domestic violence, are you?'
Doctors who ask the right questions in the right way can successfully encourage abused women to reveal that they are victims of domestic violence, even in a hectic emergency department. (2007-11-05)

Why are some young victims of domestic violence resilient?
A longitudinal study of American children finds that children who witnessed domestic violence against their mothers were almost four times more likely than other children to develop emotional or behavioral problems. The study also finds that more than half of the children exposed to violence adapted well, at least in part because of their easy-going natures and the mental health of their mothers. (2009-04-29)

Primary care needs to 'wake up' to links between domestic abuse and safeguarding children
Researchers looking at how health-care professionals deal with domestic violence cases have identified that GPs, practice nurses and practice managers are uncertain about how to respond to the exposure of children to domestic violence. (2014-03-06)

Study finds connection between teenage violence and domestic violence
Adolescents who engaged in violent behavior at a relatively steady rate through their teenage years and those who violence began in their mid teens and increased over the years are significiantly more likely to engage in domestic violence in their mid-20s than other young adults, according to a new University of Washington study. (2007-06-25)

Yale Public Health And Medical Students Sponsor 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Seminar Series
The 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Seminar Series at Yale University School of Medicine is scheduled for March 30 and 31 and April 1 in the Epidemiology and Public Health Winslow Auditorium at 60 College St. from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public. (1998-02-26)

Study tests police training on rape, domestic violence victims
Three researchers at Sam Houston State University will evaluate a new training initiative by the Houston Police Department designed to improve response to sexual assault and domestic violence victims. (2016-11-03)

Victims of partner violence visit doctor more often
Women who experience physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner or other family member lean heavily on the healthcare system, according to a new study. (2003-01-06)

Addressing domestic violence should be part of recovery plan during natural disasters
Researchers at the University of Missouri have now identified a framework that can help victims of domestic violence before, during and after disaster events. (2017-08-31)

Growing problem for veterans: Domestic violence
The increasing number of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder raises the risk of domestic violence and its consequences on families and children in communities across the United States, (2008-11-06)

Domestic violence likely more frequent for same-sex couples
Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely even more so, between same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples, according to a new review of research. Abuse is underreported in same-sex couples due to the stigma of sexual orientation. (2014-09-19)

Domestic violence during pregnancy increases risk of early childhood mortality
Domestic violence towards mothers during pregnancy more than doubles the risk of death for their children during the earliest stages of childhood, according to a study of families in India conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers believe the prevention of domestic violence may be an important, but largely overlooked, intervention for improving child survival. (2006-08-01)

UCLA survey estimates 11 million adult Californians personally know victim of domestic violence
A UCLA School of Public Health survey estimates that nearly 11 million adult Californians - 45.5 percent of the state's adult population - personally know a victim of domestic violence. The survey of personal awareness of violence involving intimate partners emphasizes the breadth of the state and national domestic-violence crisis. The survey results and analysis were reported in the Winter 2003 edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of American Medical Women's Association. (2003-02-19)

IUPUI researcher lays groundwork for new ways to prevent youth violence in Caribbean
A study by an Indiana University School of Social Work associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has laid the groundwork for new strategies dealing with youth violence in five Caribbean countries (2017-03-29)

People with disabilities at greater risk of violence and subsequent mental ill-health
People with disabilities are at a greater risk of being the victims of violence and of suffering mental ill health when victimized, according to research published Feb. 20 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Hind Khalifeh and colleagues from University College London and King's College London. (2013-02-20)

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