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2014-02-06 23:29:03

The Animals and Society Institute, an international nonprofit research, education, and public policy organization, has named Maya Gupta, Ph.D., as its new executive director. Ann Abor, MI (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Gupta will oversee three major programs devoted to animal abuse prevention and treatment, the academic field of Human-Animal Studies, and public policy measures that improve animal protection. She has already worked with the ASI to train mental health providers to use an...

2014-02-05 23:00:38

Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Mario announced the new initiative at CADCA's 24th National Leadership Forum. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Today, Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Mario joined Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, to launch a new partnership between CADCA and The Mario Do Right Foundation to prevent and reduce substance abuse on college campuses. The partnership was...

2014-02-05 16:27:32

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Family Justice Center Alliance has released the results of a national survey of domestic violence survivors - identifying major unmet needs and significant long-term health impacts from violence and abuse. The survey, conducted in Family Justice Centers across the United States during a one week period last fall, found that victims and their children are uninsured or underinsured, rarely receive needed medical, dental, and vision services,...

2014-02-05 16:27:07

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caretakers are never allowed to endanger the elderly. When they do so, they are responsible for the harms they caused. Elder abuse involves both physical and financial harm. When family members learn that their loved ones have been abused, they feel shocked. Sometimes they feel guilty. What more could they have done? Neighbors learning of the abuse often share shock and even guilt. We know this can happen again. How do we prevent this...

2014-02-05 12:26:00

Female college student music raises awareness and support for anti-bullying. Sarah Copley music single "Everyone's Your Friend" will encourage, fight against bullying, and help support charities who address this social concern with money raised by song downloads. NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Children and Adults are bullied every 7 minutes; 85 percent of the time there is no intervention of any kind. Thousands of children miss school due to bullying and is one of...

2014-02-04 16:23:26

DUBLIN, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d8brqn/drugs_of_abuse) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Drugs of Abuse Testing Markets" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report describes the specific segment of the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market known as drugs of abuse testing. In the current medical diagnostics market, drugs of abuse testing...

2014-02-03 16:24:24

New Survey Instrument Helps Educators Improve Learning Environment ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The International Survey Associates today launched a new tool, the Social, Emotional and Bullying Behavior Survey (SEBBS), to help schools determine the frequency of bullying behaviors and gauge the effectiveness of, or need for, intervention or prevention efforts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/MN57166) Designed for middle school students, the SEBBS...

2014-01-30 08:37:21

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the one in four women who have been sexually abused, Valentine's Day can stir up deep wounds that are buried just under the surface. Sexual abuse can hold many back from experiencing a long term loving relationship or worse yet, keeping them stuck in a relationship that is abusive. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140130/PH55605LOGO-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140130/PH55605-b ) Stephana Johnson, owner of...

2014-01-29 23:22:20

“Chopping the Onion” aims to help victims forgive others, love themselves. Denver (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Dusana Michaels became a victim of incest as a child, but “victim” is hardly a word to call her now. Michaels has dedicated her life to overcoming the trauma she faced at an early age by addressing issues one by one and empowering others to do the same. “My perpetrator took my childhood,” Michaels said. “But my adulthood belongs to me.” Michaels’ new book...

2014-01-28 23:26:37

Encourages Teens to Seek Help Early to Prevent Later Catastrophes Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Hard statistics on the number of teens who cut themselves or self injure are difficult to obtain because so few studies have been conducted on the subject; however, experts estimate one in every 200 teen girls between the ages of 13 and 19 cut themselves on a regular basis. Doctors report the number of reported cases of self abuse among teens is on the rise and that without seeking...


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2009-04-28 16:36:07

Chicago police sergeant, Louis R. Vitullo, focused his career in the city's crime lab and eventually because chief microanalyst. He created an organized method by which to collect and analyze evidence in sexual assault cases. The tools necessary to follow this process are all contained together in a standardized kit, originally called a Vitullo kit. Today, they are more commonly referred to as SAEK or rape kits. Louis Vitullo died on January 3, 2006 at Good Shepherd Hospital in...

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