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Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls
Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara examined the ... Read More »

Not just revenge porn: Image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians
Not just revenge porn: Image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The first comprehensive research on “revenge porn” has revealed the mass scale of victimisation across Australia, with 1 in 5 people suffering image-based abuse. The survey of more than 4200 people by RMIT University and Monash University researchers has shown ... Read More »

App for young boys aims to prevent domestic violence
App for young boys aims to prevent domestic violence (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A concept for an app aimed at engaging boys aged 10 to 15 to teach them respectful relationships with girls has been developed by a QUT social marketing expert as “another part of the jigsaw” to prevent domestic violence against ... Read More »

Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence
Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Far greater investment in training programs designed specifically to raise awareness of the harms experienced by children exposed to family violence is needed, according to new research. A research team from the University of Tasmania’s schools of Health Sciences and ... Read More »

Rising rates of conflict hurting kids
Rising rates of conflict hurting kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research shows more than one-in-three families are affected by regular inter-parental conflict and children are bearing the brunt. The findings taken from the Longitudinal Study of Children, focussed on children aged 0-11 across a six year period. Lead author, ... Read More »

I-DECIDE: Women urged to seek online domestic violence support
I-DECIDE: Women urged to seek online domestic violence support (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Female participants aged between 16 and 50 are being asked to try I-DECIDE, the first Australian online interactive tool designed to provide practical and confidential support to victims of domestic violence. The website has been developed by a team led ... Read More »

Domestic abuse may affect children in womb
Domestic abuse may affect children in womb (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Domestic violence can affect children even before they’re born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioural trauma symptoms in their children within the first ... Read More »

1 in 10 older teens misuse prescription painkillers and sedatives
1 in 10 older teens misuse prescription painkillers and sedatives (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels nationwide, and overdoses killing more people than auto accidents in many states, a new University of Michigan study provides striking new data about the misuse of potent prescription painkillers and sedatives by teens ... Read More »

Women abused as children more likely to have children with autism
Women abused as children more likely to have children with autism (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Those who experienced ... Read More »

Saliva testing predicts aggression in boys
Saliva testing predicts aggression in boys (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study indicates that a simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior. The pilot study, led by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and published online in the journal Psychiatric Quarterly, suggests a link between ... Read More »

 
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