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New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

Researchers have developed a new tool to systematically and effectively detect online abuse and then take remedial action to protect victims. Working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Cornell Tech researchers created and...

Bullying Linked To More Suicide Attempts By Young Adolescents

Being bullied may increase the risk of suicide attempts among young adolescents by approximately three times worldwide, according to a new study. “Globally, approximately 67,000 adolescents die of suicide each year and identifying modifiable risk factors for...
Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

In a new community-based study, researchers from The Ohio State University and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network found that 81 percent of women who seek help because of intimate partner abuse have suffered a head injury and 83 percent have been strangled. The study,...

Severe Injuries from Violence May Hike Risk for Depression, PTSD

Many individuals who are hospitalized for a serious injury are at greater risk for developing post-injury depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new study finds that these post-injury mental health risks are even higher among patients whose...
Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Girls are bullied more often than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Nursing Research. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning...

Parents Don’t Have to Be Perfect, Just ‘Good Enough’

New research finds that caregivers need only “get it right” 50 percent of the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby. For the new study, Dr. Susan S. Woodhouse, an associate professor of counseling...