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2012-02-20 20:25:20

Children in the U.S. whose activity choices, interests, and pretend play before age 11 fall outside those typically expressed by their biological sex face increased risk of being physically, psychologically, and sexually abused, and of suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by early adulthood, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the first study to use a population-based sample to look at gender nonconformity as a risk...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

A scientifically proven assessment test is the missing link that ties together background screening, criminal record checks, finger printing and drug testing to red flag child sexual abusers. Jacksonville Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Don Dymer, president and chief executive officer for SingleSource Services reminds his colleagues in the background industry and others engaged in what he calls “frenzied” background checks about the limitations of strictly relying on...

2012-02-07 21:07:02

Parents are much more likely to blame and doubt their children when their child has been sexually abused by another adolescent instead of an adult, according to new research from the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. "Parents may have higher levels of blame toward their child when sexually abused by adolescents because parents have difficulty with the concept of adolescent sex offenders. Some parents may still expect the offender to be an older...

2012-02-06 13:12:18

In one year alone, over 4,500 children in the United States were hospitalized due to child abuse, and 300 of them died of their injuries, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study. The findings are published in the March 2012 issue of Pediatrics (published online Feb. 6). Several measures have been used to track the national occurrence of child abuse, including data from Child Protective Services. But until now none quantified the severity of the abuse or whether the child...

2011-12-29 11:05:44

More than two-thirds of paramedics surveyed have experienced verbal, physical or sexual abuse on the job More than two-thirds of paramedics surveyed have experienced verbal, physical or sexual abuse on the job, new research has found. Verbal abuse by patients and their friends or relatives, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) co-workers or bystanders, was the most commonly reported, followed by intimidation and physical abuse, the study found. "EMS providers can experience violence in...

2011-12-21 06:24:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Investigators at Johns Hopkins Children´s Center shed light on the need for greater recognition of the sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of teen boys, and show how essential these services are annually for this normally overlooked group. The first report underscores what experts say is glaring absence of guidelines on what sexual health tests and screening procedures teenage males should get and how often. The article offers a list of clinical...

2011-12-15 14:30:23

Improving Online Environment May Be Result of Greater Public Awareness A new study from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center finds declines in two kinds of youth Internet sexual encounters of great concern to parents: unwanted sexual solicitations and unwanted exposure to pornography. The researchers suspect that greater public awareness may have been, in part, what has helped. The study found that the percentage of youth receiving unwanted online...


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