abuse

Studying Dating Abuse in the Internet Age

Non-physical abuse by a dating partner such as threats, controlling behavior and harassing text messages can have a serious effect on a teenager’s health and well-being, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. The study, which appears in the research journal BMC Public Health, is one of…

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New CEUs from our APA Approved Sponsor

Quantum Units Education has an all new category of CEU Courses available. Courses are offered by our APA (American Psychological Association) approved Sponsor. These courses are also approved for many other licensed and certified professionals throughout the United States that were unable to take courses from Quantum in the past…

Minorities Less Likely to Complete Substance Abuse Treatment in Many States

A state-by-state analysis of substance abuse treatment programs finds that in many states, minorities are less likely than whites to successfully complete substance abuse programs. The analysis found significant disparities among states with regard to racial and ethnic differences. Overall, 46.25 percent of whites, 45.6 percent of Latinos, and 37.5…

Sexual, emotional abuse scar the brain in specific ways

Childhood emotional and sexual abuse mark women’s brains in distinct patterns — with emotional abuse affecting regions involved in self-awareness and sexual abuse affecting areas involved in genital sensation, according to new research. The study links specific types of abuse with symptoms experienced by many survivors later in life. The…

Jailhouse Phone Calls Reveal When Domestic Abusers Most Likely to Attack

An analysis of jailhouse phone calls between men charged with felony domestic violence and their victims allowed researchers for the first time to see exactly what triggered episodes of violent abuse. The findings showed that violence often immediately followed accusations of sexual infidelity made by one or both of the…