Domestic violence survivors face issues with food and housing

Women who leave domestic violence shelters with their kids say it's difficult finding food, transportation, safe housing, jobs, and affordable child care.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 housing childrens-health abuse health-and-medicine violence

Lockdowns may raise risk of assault during pregnancy

Babies born to mothers who experience assault during pregnancy may face long-term health deficits. Will pandemic lockdowns make this more common?

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 pregnancy childrens-health babies abuse health-and-medicine violence

Public health orders up intimate partner violence risks

Stay-at-home orders, critical to ensuring public health during the pandemic, have a major impact on families experiencing intimate partner violence.

Barri Bronston-Tulane • futurity
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 abuse relationships health-and-medicine violence

Almost 50% of teens report stalking or harassment by partner

Two forms of abuse, stalking and harassment, are surprisingly common in teen relationships, according to new research.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers abuse relationships society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Intervention gets kids who see violence at home more support

The right outreach "can play a critical role in identifying and linking children at risk of PTSD to early intervention mental health programs."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: trauma childrens-health abuse families health-and-medicine violence post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Coronavirus lockdown measures may be putting older adults at greater risk of abuse

Safety measures put in place to protect older people from contracting COVID-19 may also be placing them at greater risk of experiencing abuse.

Michaela Rogers, University of Sheffield • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  abuse  lockdown  older-people  elder-abuse

Drop in calls to child abuse hotlines raises red flags

A drop in calls to child abuse hotlines, which would normally be good news, raises concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 stress childrens-health abuse health-and-medicine

Stay-at-home orders intensify domestic violence fears

Stay-at-home orders offer the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But for those dealing with domestic violence, home is not always a safe place.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 abuse relationships health-and-medicine violence

What does justice look like after online harassment?

Survey results suggest there's no one way to bring justice after online harassment. Our current approach isn't working, say the researchers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media internet abuse society-and-culture crimes punishment

There’s a name for Trump playing down the threat and failing to take action against the virus: Institutional betrayal

Our government, suggest the authors, risks traumatizing its citizens with its failure to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Joan M. Cook, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  donald-trump  trauma  2019-ncov  abuse  institutions  institutional-betrayal  institutional-abuse

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