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Marriage And Education Could Help Childhood Maltreatment Victims Recover
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the researchers from the University of Washington's School of Social Work, the long-term consequences of childhood maltreatment, though proven to leave a victim with both visible and invisible scarring, can be combated with some protective fa

Childhood Maltreatment Affects Adult Romantic Relationships
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to a new research by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) scientists, childhood emotional abuse can negatively affect a person's romantic relationships later in life.

Abused Children Age Prematurely
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Children, who are exposed to multiple instances of early-life violence and abuse, age fast on a cellular level, experiencing wear and tear to their DNA, found a new study by North Carolina's Duke University scientists.

Dating Violence and Abuse on the Rise in Middle School
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new nationwide survey for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Blue Shield of California released its findings last week, suggesting that even middle school students can become victims of psychological and physical dating violence.

Many Women Don't Leave Abusive Partners Because of Pets
by Margarita Nahapetyan
One out of three women in abusive relationships delay leaving their violent partner for the fear that family pets would be hurt or even killed, a new groundbreaking survey from New Zealand has found.

Dating Violence: Prevalence, Context and Risk Markers
Dating Violence: Prevalence, Context and Risk Markersby Jan E. Stets, Maureen Pirog-Good
Less than a decade ago, Makepeace reported that a substantial proportion of college students engaged in violence in their dating relationships. This seemed to contradict the contentions of some who believed that dating was a time of innocent exploration a

Identifying Non-Physical Abuse of Women by Their Men
Part 1by Mary Susan Miller, Ph.D.
This is the story of Ellie - Eleanor Ames, living in New York, born in Norwalk, Connecticut, daughter of Martha Lapone, a housewife, and Jonathan Shattuck, a lawyer. It is simultaneously the story of all the other Ellies and Sarahs, Lorrie-Anns

How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart
Part 1by Paul Kivel
Why are men violent and what can we do about it? As we face the daily and deadly effects of men's violence, the need to find an answer to this question becomes increasingly urgent. The question leads us to others, equally urgent. What kinds of violence

The Problem Of Hazing In High School
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new survey, which was conducted by two professors at the University of Maine, found that many college and university freshmen reported being hazed while in high-school.

Childhood Abuse Linked To Later Suicide
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Childhood abuse can permanently alter the way DNA works, leaving victims with lasting effect on their brain, and therefore making them more vulnerable to stressful events throughout their lives, and even suicide-prone, reports a new Canadian study.

Children - Victims Of Abuse
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Child abuse is the physical, psychological, social, emotional or sexual maltreatment of children. The CDC defines child maltreatment as any series of acts by a parent or other caregiver resulting in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child.

Spousal Abuse: Physical And Emotional
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Spousal abuse is a very difficult behavior to define because it embraces a number of symptoms involving both physical and emotional abuse. Physical abuse includes physical violence, such as beating, hitting, shoving, and any other physical assault

Taking On the Myths of Adolescents at School
Taking On the Myths of Adolescents at Schoolby James Garbarino, Ph.D., Ellen deLara, Ph.D.
Myths of all kinds shroud the experience of kids at school, standing in the way of our efforts to see and hear the reality of what children encounter on a daily basis. Sometimes myths have their root in nostalgia-rose-colored memories of how things once w

The Epidemic of Youth Violence
The Epidemic of Youth Violence Lost Boys; Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
by James Garbarino, Ph.D.
Youth violence is spreading across America. Until recently, acts of lethal youth violence were mostly confined to certain parts of the United States, most notably the war zone neighborhoods of New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Houston, and other bi

Kids & Violence: First Imitation, Then Identification
Kids & Violence: First Imitation, Then Identificationby Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Gloria DeGaetano
The impact of violent imagery on children is best understood within the context of normal child development. Children are born with an instinctive capacity and desire to imitate adult behaviors. That infants can, and do, imitate an array of adult facial e

Abuse: Catherine's Healing Faith
Catherine's Healing Faithby Catherine Lanigan, Jodee Blanco
I was working six, sometimes seven days a week in our retail swimming pool store, taking care of my son, writing novels at night and on the weekends, and walking on eggshells living with an abusive mate.

Abuse - Women in the Crossfire
Women in the Crossfireby Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D., Susan E. Pickering
Women in abusive relationships are 'in the crossfire.' They are suffering not only abuse, but also many other negative behaviors. At the same time, they are maintaining numerous personal and family responsibilities. For example, abuse is almost always acc

Emotional Abuse
Emotional Abuse Saving Beauty from the Beast: How to Protect Your Daughter From an Unhealthy Relationship
by Vicki Crompton, Ellen Zelda Kessner
'EMOTIONAL ABUSE ABSOLUTELY predominates in unhealthy teen dating relationships,' says Karen Harker, who has worked with abused women and teens for almost twenty years. Like Karen Harker, I meet girls after each school presentation I give who come forward