child abuse

Domestic abuse may affect children in womb

Domestic violence can affect children even before they’re born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioral trauma symptoms in their children within the first year of life. Symptoms include nightmares, startling easily, being bothered…

Making Sad Sense of Child Abuse

When a man in Israel was accused of sexually abusing his young daughter, it was hard for many people to believe — a neighbor reported seeing the girl sitting and drinking hot chocolate with her father every morning, laughing, smiling, and looking relaxed. Such cases are not exceptional, however. Children…

Child Sexual Abuse Via the Internet On the Rise

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents can have serious health consequences for victims. Early studies have revealed that child sexual abuse is associated with an increased risk of later mental and physical health problems and risk-taking behavior. The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich, the…

Childhood Abuse Linked With Food Addiction in Adult Women

Women who experienced severe physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to have a food addiction as adults than women who did not experience such abuse, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. The study’s findings provide valuable new information regarding potential causes and…

Quantum Units Education: Six New Online CEU Courses!

Child Abuse Reporting Law California CEU Hours: 6  CEU Course Total: $18.00 This course is intended to help mental health professionals and other mandated reporters who come into contact with children understand the Child Abuse Reporting Law and be aware of their reporting responsibilities regarding child abuse. Improving Care for…