Childhood Abuse & Adult Smoking
Researchers have found a link between childhood trauma in girls and becoming a smoker later in life. The same link could not be found with male smokers.
Financial Strain & Child Abuse
A risk factor for child abuse may include financial stress. More specifically, home foreclosure and mortgage delinquency rates were linked to greater risk for child abuse.
Disabled & Abused
Disabled and mentally and intellectually impaired children are more likely to be on the receiving end of abuse than non-disabled children. Awareness and action are needed for prevention efforts.
Links Between Child Abuse and Obesity
It's not uncommon to find that psychological and physical conditions are entwined. This can especially occur with different types of trauma or abuse.
Good News About US Children
Ready for some good news about kids today? An annual federal report on children's well-being in the US has a lot of it, from birth outcomes to school performance to deaths.
Trauma of Violence Runs Deep for Kids
A child, like an adult, does not need to experience violence to be affected by it. Just witnessing violent events can affect a child's mental health - and possibly physical health, too.
Dating Violence Overlooked in Schools
Patterns of interpersonal relationships developed in the adolescent years often form the foundation of adult relationships throughout life. Hence, a rocky start is cause for concern.
Stopping Child Abuse Before it Occurs
An important step toward preventing child abuse is identifying those children who are at the greatest risk for being abused. Looking at the household as a whole can provide clues.
Teens & Angry Outbursts
A lot of kids react to triggers with extreme levels of anger and aggression. Catching early warning signs and starting treatment early may provide the best outcome.
Are Lesbians in More Danger Than Straight Women?
Did you know that lesbian and bisexual women report the highest rates of abuse and assault among women? A focus on gender presentation within this group may lead to better support methods.