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Volume 3/Issue 2 - THE EXCHANGE - April 2020

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Rural child maltreatment: A scoping literature review.

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).

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