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2013-03-18 23:04:00

℠Saturday´s Child´ sends an inspirational message of transformation COALINGA, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 “Saturday's Child” (published by iUniverse), the new memoir by Margaret Morris, takes readers into the realm of child abuse through one person´s perspective. Her life, as she shares in the book, is defined by the reality of exposure and a safe house of sanity and healing. “Saturday's Child” covers 47 years of physical, sexual and spiritual...

People With Mental Health Disorders More Likely Than Others To Experience Domestic Violence
2012-12-27 09:12:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Domestic violence (DV) can be emotionally scarring no matter who is involved, but some may be more prone to it than others, according to a new study. Those with mental health disorders are more likely to have experienced domestic violence than the general population, say researchers from King´s College London´s Institute of Psychiatry and University of Bristol. Their study follows previous research showing a link between...

2012-11-19 08:26:26

CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After having been beaten and abused for several years, Raven Storm finally sought help, and as part of her recovery process was advised by a therapist to "write it all down" as a cathartic exercise. Her random notes have become a 460-page book titled "Loving The Addict," which was released recently by iUniverse. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121119/PH15252-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121119/PH15252-b) "I wrote...

2012-09-19 17:06:58

New research suggests that people who were emotionally neglected as children may have a higher risk of stroke in adulthood. The study is published in the September 19, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Emotional neglect is defined as failing to provide for a child's needs emotionally. "Studies have shown that children who were neglected emotionally in childhood are at an increased risk of a slew of psychiatric disorders,...

2012-07-31 10:31:14

Batterers improve communication skills in experiment A new UH experiment takes an unconventional look at the treatment for domestic violence, otherwise known as intimate partner violence (IPV), by focusing on changing the perpetrators' psychological abuse during arguments rather than addressing his sexist beliefs. "There is a lot of research that studies the victim of intimate partner violence, but not the perpetrator," said Julia Babcock, department of psychology and co-director of the...

2012-07-31 06:51:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Child abuse experts say that psychological abuse in young children can be just as damaging to their physical, mental and emotional health as a slap, punch, or kick. As the most challenging and prevalent form of child abuse and neglect, psychological abuse encompasses acts such as belittling, denigrating, terrorizing, exploiting, emotional unresponsiveness, or corrupting a child to the point where their well-being is put at risk. Dr. Harriet MacMillan, a...

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online
2012-07-30 13:20:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics challenges the age-old schoolyard taunt, suggesting that words can, in fact, hurt children. Though they may not realize it, parents who bully or demean their children could cause long-lasting harm. As their life progresses, these children might not seek the help they need to recover from these damages. "Psychological maltreatment is just as harmful as other types of...

2012-06-23 23:00:54

Victims of sexual, physical or verbal abuse often remain loyal or desperately attached to their abuser. Jerry andusky's trial brings this phenomenon to light. This Stockholm-like Effect deserves compassionate examination. Dr. Carol Francis on her Talk Radio Show discusses the magnetic pull between victim and abuser with Teresa Joyce author of "There's A Fine Line" which is an autobiographical account of how twisted and entangled such relationships become. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 22,...

2012-06-14 06:24:18

Gov. Corbett Proclaims June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the June 15 observance of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is reminding the public of the many forms that abuse can take and the ways in which concerned residents can report suspected abuse and neglect. "Elder abuse is a growing problem throughout the state, country and world," said Secretary of Aging Brian Duke....

2012-06-13 06:24:29

IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elder abuse awareness advocates from the University of California, Irvine will launch a national campaign highlighting the crisis of abuse, neglect and exploitation June 14 at a special White House event. Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse is a social justice movement connecting all generations to identify, prevent and eliminate abuse and neglect of the most vulnerable adults in society, said Mary Twomey,...