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2010-11-15 19:33:37

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that both physical and sexual abuse history were positively associated with a higher incidence of uterine fibroids later in life. These findings currently appear on-line in the journal Epidemiology. Uterine leiomyomas, also known as fibroids or myomas, are benign, hormone-dependent tumors that are clinically symptomatic in 20󈞓¦ percent of reproductive age women....

2010-11-04 14:38:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Terrie Williams Agency is pleased to announce that noted executive producer, philanthropist and long-time board member of its non-profit arm (Stay Strong Foundation), Regina Kulik Scully's landmark documentary, BOYHOOD SHADOWS, "I Swore I'd Never Tell," was distributed to males participants that courageously came forward and talked about being molested on the upcoming 2-day Oprah Winfrey Show Event: 200 Males Who Were Molested Come Forward...

2010-11-01 23:06:41

An Australian study suggests that children who are sexually abused, especially if it involves penetration, appear to be at higher risk for developing schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Previous studies have established that abused children are more likely to develop depression, anxiety, substance abuse, borderline personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and...

2010-10-27 20:21:42

In cases of child sexual abuse, there are children and teenagers that blame themselves (for example, after the thought that the abuse was led by them) or their family (thinking that their family should have protected them) for the abuse suffered in their childhood. This type of victims resort more frequently to avoidance coping. Thus, they try to sleep more than usual, avoid thinking on the problem, or resort to alcohol and drug abuse "“in the case of teenagers. This behavior leaves...

2010-10-22 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sore, sunburned but still inspired, a team of cyclists on a three-month bicycle trek across America will reach their finish line in Los Angeles Sunday, Oct. 24 to spread the message of preventing one of society's most devastating crimes, child sexual abuse. The cross-country trip is raising awareness and donations to benefit Darkness to Light (D2L, www.d2l.org), a nonprofit with a mission to teach adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

Innocence Lost For All Time has reached #1 bestseller in the Child Advocacy subcategory of Amazon's Kindle. This short story takes a reader through an experience of a child, a victim who was abducted and became a sex slave. It sheds light on a dark, criminal subculture and addresses points that aid in understanding this childhood danger. The story helps to empower parents by providing safety tips that enable them to protect their children. A section of this short story is dedicated to...

2010-10-15 12:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of cyclists on a three-month bicycle trek across America will make local stops in San Francisco, CA Saturday, Oct. 16 through Monday, Oct. 18 to spread the message of preventing one of society's most devastating crimes, child sexual abuse. The cross-country trip hopes to raise awareness and donations to benefit Darkness to Light (D2L, www.d2l.org), a nonprofit with a mission to teach adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to...

2010-09-15 14:08:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- More adults in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties in South Carolina have been trained to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to signs of child sexual abuse than anywhere else in America. More than 22,500 adults in the region have participated in prevention workshops sponsored by Darkness to Light (D2L), a Charleston-based organization with national and international representatives. The trainings mark five-percent of the region's...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

On Wednesday, September 1, Elizabeth Barnhill was presented with the first annual Gail Burns-Smith Award in honor of her contributions to the sexual violence prevention field. ENOLA, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) are pleased to present Elizabeth Barnhill, Executive Director of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA), with the first annual Gail...

2010-08-26 13:24:00

ENOLA, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Dr. Jackson Katz, creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, have partnered to work with football coaches across the Commonwealth to educate student-athletes on sexual violence issues regarding the Ben Roethlisberger rape allegations. Each of the state's school districts has received a series of talking points designed to help coaches talk to their players about respectful...


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