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2010-07-13 02:20:16

New research finds that a history of sexual abuse, regardless of the victim's gender or age when the abuse occurred, correlates strongly with a lifetime diagnosis of multiple psychiatric disorders. In the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings(http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/), researchers report that a history of sexual abuse is associated with suicide attempts, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, and eating and sleep disorders. Additionally, associations...

2010-06-03 16:26:00

EDMONTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/little-warriors/survivors-speak-out-in-hopes-of-raising-awareness SOURCE Little Warriors

2010-05-26 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is urging Pennsylvanians to contact WBEB 101.1FM in Philadelphia and express their displeasure with the station's decision to deny PCAR radio advertising space for its HERO Project campaign. The station denied PCAR space because the 30-second public service announcement, urging adults to report child sexual abuse, contained the words "rape" and "sexual." WBEB's General Manager Blaise Howard offered...

2010-05-25 15:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is urging Pennsylvanians to contact WBEB 101.1FM in Philadelphia and express their displeasure with the station's decision to deny PCAR radio advertising space for its HERO Project campaign. The station denied PCAR space because the 30-second public service announcement, urging adults to report child sexual abuse, contained the words 'rape' and 'sexual.' WBEB's General Manager Blaise Howard offered...

2010-05-10 07:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new oral and investigative journalism book addressed to Angela Merkel, Michele Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Alessandra Mussolini and Oprah Winfrey, parents, legislators, reporters and clergy are unaware cliches of "clergy child abuse" mask violent sexual assault of children, including rape, serial rape, gang rape, prostitution, pregnancy, kids giving birth, AIDS abortions, torture and murder. The book calls for an end to all civil, criminal,...

2010-04-26 15:35:00

MARYKNOLL, N.Y., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- From the United States, Ireland, Germany, Holland, and Italy come nearly daily reports of clergy sexual abuse, and more questions about the roles and responsibilities of church leaders. Now When Values Collide: The Catholic Church, Sexual Abuse and the Challenges of Leadership by Joseph Chinnici offers an extraordinary view of the crisis, its roots and repercussions in the first book by one who had to face the crisis as one of the leaders of his...

2010-04-13 14:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vision of Hope along with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) are pleased to announce Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Foundation as the recipient of the 2010 Vision of Hope funds. The award amount of $51,000 will assist the Foundation in developing an educational program designed specifically for practicing physicians and their providers. The multi-method...

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2010-03-25 10:20:07

Sexual abuse in childhood increases the chances of high-risk pregnancy, shows a new study conducted by Prof. Rachel Lev-Wiesel, Head of the Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies at the University of Haifa, Lee Yampolsky and Dr. Tzachi Ben Zion, Deputy Director of Soroka Hospital. "Even when a woman willingly and happily commences a pregnancy, it seems that the body relates the sexual act that created the pregnancy with the abuse trauma, evoking negative feelings which can then be...

2010-03-04 09:05:00

VALENCIA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a five-week trial, a jury in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, awarded 94-year old Sophie Schwartz $12.5 million ($6 million in general damages and $6.5 million in punitive damages) on March 1, 2010 against Jose Vazquez and Oakdale Heights Management Corporation for the 2007 sexual assault committed while Schwartz resided at Oakdale Heights of Santa Clarita in Santa Clarita, California. The Honorable...

2010-02-02 11:12:16

Exposure to severe stress early in life increases the risk of alcohol and drug addiction. Yet surprisingly, some adults sexually abused as children "” and therefore at high risk for alcohol problems "” carry gene variants that protect them from heavy drinking and its effects, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers, from the university's Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, say the finding could aid the development of...


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