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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)

School Violence Addressed At American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
As families in Colorado deal with an all too familiar American tragedy, violence in the schools is at the forefront of our nation's conscience. At the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 152nd Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from May 15-20, 1999, the nation's leading psychiatric researchers will be examining the causes and possible support for victims of violence in the schools. (1999-05-04)

Significant fall in serious violence in England and Wales
There has been a significant fall in serious violence in England (13%) and Wales (20%) over the last five years, according to a major study into trends in serious violence by Cardiff University. (2005-04-25)

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)

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)

Violence at work significantly boosts clinical depression risk
Employees subjected to real or threatened violence at work run a major risk of becoming clinically depressed, indicates research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The magnitude of the risk was in direct proportion to the amount of workplace violence experienced, the study shows. (2006-08-09)

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)

Serious violence in England and Wales drops 10 percent in 2016
The number of people injured in serious violence dropped by 10 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a national report on serious violence published by Cardiff University. (2017-04-26)

Majority of US men want their doctors to ask about intimate partner violence
Nine out of 10 US men ages 18 to 35 support health care providers asking about intimate partner violence, according to new survey analysis. Data from a 2014 nationally representative survey showed that while most men support health care-based intimate partner violence screenings, only about 10 percent reported being asked by their doctor. (2020-07-14)

Adolescents exposed to violence suffer post traumatic stress and depression
Adolescents who either witness or are victims of violence are prone to post traumatic stress disorder and depression, finds research in Injury Prevention. (2001-11-28)

Client violence towards prostitutes must be addressed
Half of prostitutes working outdoors and over a quarter of those working indoors routinely experience some form of violence by clients, according to a study in this week's BMJ. These levels of violence need to be addressed and reported attacks responded to more effectively, say the authors. (2001-03-01)

UNICEF report shows disabled children at serious risk
Yale public health researcher Nora Groce chaired the Thematic Group on Violence against Disabled Children convened by UNICEF at the United Nations (UN), which has made recommendations for ending violence against disabled children in the forthcoming UN Secretary General's Report on Violence against Children. (2005-12-12)

Partner violence linked to specific drinking environments
Researchers have long known that violence toward spouses and partners increases with the frequency and volume of drinking. A study published today in the scientific journal Addiction shows that the context in which drinking occurs also appears to play a role in violence against partners, with male violence being linked to drinking away from home and female violence being linked to drinking at home. (2013-09-23)

Ending intimate partner violence
An editorial in this week's Lancet looks at the UK Government's new strategy to end violence against women and girls -- referring to the shocking statistics that, in England and Wales, around 4-8 million women have experienced at least one incident of domestic abuse since the age of 16 years. And about 10,000 women are sexually assaulted, and 2,000 are raped, every week. (2009-12-03)

Researchers analyze studies of interventions to prevent violence against children
Numerous studies have examined interventions aimed at preventing violence against children. A recent analysis reveals various gaps not adequately addressed by these studies. (2020-10-21)

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)

Gender-based violence associated with lifetime risk of mental illness and disability, research shows
Women who experience gender-based violence such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking have a higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability, new Australian research shows. (2011-08-02)

Misconceptions about sexual violence common among South African youth
Misconceptions about sexual violence and the risk of HIV infection and AIDS are common among South African youth, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2004-10-21)

Psychology: School violence
Schools may be a step closer towards the development of effective strategies to prevent violent behavior. New research from the University of Luxembourg shows that there is a direct link between school climate and school violence. (2013-04-25)

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)

Relationship violence appears common among college students
Violence between partners, friends and acquaintances appears prevalent both during and before college, according to results of a survey of students at three urban college campuses published in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-07-07)

Police data unreliable source for identifying trends in violent crime
Police records do not accurately reflect the true levels of violent crime and should not be used to pinpoint underlying trends in violence, say leading experts in Injury Prevention. (2005-11-30)

People with parents who fight are more likely to have mental health problems in later life
People with parents who were violent to each other are more likely to have mental health problems when they grow up, reveals research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2009-05-27)

Violence is seasonal
Violence is seasonal, peaking in late summer and at its lowest ebb in spring. The highest number of assaults occur between July and September, and the lowest number between February and April. (2001-02-21)

Domestic violence twice as likely to start for pregnant women after HIV diagnosis
For women who have never experienced intimate partner violence before, a diagnosis of HIV during pregnancy means that they are twice as likely to experience violence after their child is born, a new study found. (2017-07-31)

Severe abuse at home linked to dating violence
Young urban black women who are exposed to severe abuse within their families are much more likely to be victims of dating violence, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher. (2013-01-18)

Patient-initiated workplace violence affects counselors, treatment and outcomes, research finds
More than four out of five counselors who treat patients for substance abuse have experienced some form of patient-initiated workplace violence according to the first national study to examine the issue, led by Georgia State University Professor Brian E. Bride. (2015-06-23)

Are people with mental illness more violent than other people?
The contribution of mental illness to societal violence is modest, despite increasing public concern about the potential for violence among mentally ill patients who have been treated and reside in the community, write researchers in this week's BMJ. (2002-09-05)

Teenage girls face greater violence threat from poverty
Living in a deprived area increases the risk of violence more sharply for girls than boys, according to a Cardiff University study of former industrial areas. The new results suggest violence prevention strategies need to focus more on local inequalities, especially to protect vulnerable adolescent girls. (2010-11-29)

16th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women
The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies hosts the 16th International Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International. This year's conference theme is (2009-09-16)

Doctors are key to tackling knife violence, says expert
Every hospital emergency department should share information about violent incidents with local crime reduction agencies to tackle the problem of knife crime, says an expert in this week's BMJ. (2008-07-17)

Tackling sexual violence
A Health and Human Rights article in this week's issue of The Lancet highlights the issue of sexual violence-within the context of the World Report on Violence and Health published this week-and calls for health professionals to play a leading role in identifying victims of sexual violence, especially as there is currently no evidence base for interventions to address this public-health issue. (2002-10-03)

Spousal violence affects one in three Albanian wives
Intimate partner violence affects women worldwide, but in Albania, more than a third of married women experience violence from their husbands during a year, and more empowered women are at greater risk, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2005-07-21)

Teen dating violence is down, but boys still report more violence than girls
When it comes to teen dating violence, boys are more likely to report being the victim of violence -- being hit, slapped, or pushed--than girls. That's the surprising finding of new research from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. (2018-08-29)

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)

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)

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)

Ethnic and political violence increases children's aggressive behavior
A longitudinal study in the Middle East finds that ethnic and political violence can increase violence in families, schools, and communities, which can in turn boost children's aggressiveness, especially among eight-year-olds. The three-wave study used parent and child interviews and involved 1,500 Palestinian-Arab, Israeli-Jewish, and Israeli-Arab families. In the first wave, a third of the children were eight, a third were 11, and a third were 14. (2012-08-21)

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