Volume 3/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2020
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a worldwide health problem with long-term outcomes on survivors’ mental, psychological, physical, and sexual health.
Child abuse and neglect are significant issues in the United States, with one in three children subject to a child protective services investigation by their 18th birthday (Kim et al., 2016). Maltreatment is associated with a host of negative outcomes for children, lasting long into adulthood, including higher rates of depression, anxiety, behavior disorders, suicide attempts, drug use, and risky sexual behaviors (Norman et al., 2012).
A systematic review of barriers to formal help seeking for adult survivors of intimate partner violence in the United States, 2005 -2019
Intimate partner violence (IPV), defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2018) as “physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, and psychological aggression (including coercive acts) by a current or former intimate partner,” is a pervasive public health problem. Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men in the United States have experienced physical violence, sexual violence, or stalking, while 43 million women and 38 million men report experiencing psychological IPV (CDC, 2018).
Intimate partner homicides in the United States, 2003 – 2013: A comparison of immigrants and nonimmigrant victims
Intimate partner homicide (IPH) is a significant public health issue that has negative consequences for families and communities. Evidence is needed to support heterogeneity among groups affected by IPHs.