domestic violence

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…

Restricting Locations for Alcohol Sales May Help Reduce Domestic Violence: Study

Reducing the number of bars, restaurants, liquor stores and other locations where alcohol is sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, a new study suggests. The findings come from research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reviewed 16 previous studies that examined the link…

New CEUs for Mental Health and Drug Addiction Treatment

New! Medicaid and Behavioral Health This handbook is intended to provide the reader with a basic understanding of the Medicaid program. There is a specific emphasis on the interplay between Medicaid principles and behavioral health services. The goal is for the reader to navigate his or her state Medicaid program…

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…