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Released: 20-May-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Gun ownership and homicide in the U.S.: a stronger correlation
Universite de Montreal

In 2017, there were nearly 40,000 gun-related deaths in the United States, including homicides and suicides.

Newswise: Fear, Social Context (Not Mental Illness) Fuel Violent Extremist Views
Released: 20-May-2022 11:15 AM EDT
Fear, Social Context (Not Mental Illness) Fuel Violent Extremist Views
DePaul University

Christine Reyna is director of the Social and Intergroup Perception Lab at DePaul University, where researchers examine how individuals and groups legitimize and leverage prejudice and discrimination to maintain status, cultural values and systems that benefit one's own groups — often at the expense of others.

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Released: 17-May-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Statement by AERA President Rich Milner and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the Racist Murders in Buffalo
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Education Research Association grieves for all those who lost their lives to, and with all those who suffer from, the racist violence in the assault in Buffalo.

Released: 16-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Muscle-building linked to weapon carrying and physical fighting
University of Toronto

Gun violence and school violence have been on the rise since the pandemic, as have eating disorders and body image issues among adolescents — which includes an emphasis on muscularity as today’s body ideal for many boys.

Released: 16-May-2022 1:35 PM EDT
The Gun Violence Research Center Research Day
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Rutgers Gun Violence Research Center – one of few state-funded centers in the nation – hosts its first research day with presentations focused on gun violence and trauma in the Black community, suicide risk, purchasing, non-fatal gun violence, and interpersonal violence in the LBGTQ community.

Released: 11-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Link Between Dropping Permit Requirement for Carrying Concealed Weapons and Increase in Officer-Involved Shootings with Civilian Victims
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The study examined the impact of changes to state laws for civilians carrying concealed firearms and, using statistical modeling, estimated what would have happened if the laws had not changed.

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11-May-2022 9:15 AM EDT
Mental Health Assessments Often Fail to Identify Suicidal Ideation with Gun Owners
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

More people are willing to talk about their mental health struggles, including thoughts of suicide. Now, a new study by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine aims to ensure medical professionals are asking the right questions to prevent a tragedy.

Released: 3-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
US regions with lax gun control laws bear brunt of firearm injury costs
BMJ

US regions with lax gun control laws are bearing the brunt of firearm injury costs, with tax- funded dollars providing almost half of the total, finds research published in the open access journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Project HEAL Receives $500,000 Grant to Target Community Violence
Released: 29-Apr-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Project HEAL Receives $500,000 Grant to Target Community Violence
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Project HEAL, a hospital-based violence intervention program based at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, received a $500,000 grant to expand services in the successful multi-disciplined program to address community, domestic, and gang-related violence.

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Released: 29-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Loyola Medicine Opens Clinic at MacNeal Hospital to Provide Forensic Evaluations for Asylum Seekers
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine recently opened the Loyola Medicine Asylum Clinic at MacNeal Hospital. Founded by Yessenia Castro-Caballero, MD, FAAP, and Amy Blair, MD, FAAFP, the clinic provides evidence-based medical examinations for asylum seekers.

Newswise: Educate to Indoctrinate: Education Systems Were First Designed to Suppress Dissent
Released: 28-Apr-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Educate to Indoctrinate: Education Systems Were First Designed to Suppress Dissent
University of California San Diego

Public primary schools were created by states to reinforce obedience among the masses and maintain social order, rather than serve as a tool for upward social mobility, suggests a study from the University of California San Diego.

Newswise: Terrorism – A Threat for Urban Dwellers Be in the Know, Be on the Lookout for a Safe Society
Released: 28-Apr-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Terrorism – A Threat for Urban Dwellers Be in the Know, Be on the Lookout for a Safe Society
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Political Science Lecturer alerts our society on the dangers of “urban terrorism” and the need to build a knowledge base for crisis management should an incident occur while also proposing that the government should invest in national security.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
New Report Highlights U.S. 2020 Gun-Related Deaths: Highest Number Ever Recorded By CDC, Gun Homicides Increase By More Than One-Third
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions analyzes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention firearm fatality data for 2020—a year that saw the highest number of gun-related deaths ever recorded by the CDC and a sharp increase in gun homicides.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Almost 90% of autistic women report experiencing sexual violence, often on multiple occasions
Frontiers

As many as nine out of 10 autistic women in France report have suffered sexual violence, shows a new study in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Young Mothers with Children by Multiple Partners More Likely to Experience Abuse, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Younger mothers with children by multiple fathers are more likely to experience psychological or physical harassment, economic abuse and sexual violence than younger mothers who have children with only one partner, a new Rutgers study finds.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 1:50 PM EDT
Serious violence peaked after COVID-19 restrictions eased – report
Cardiff University

Serious violence increased by nearly a quarter following the easing of COVID-19 lockdown in England and Wales, according to a new report by Cardiff University.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Rates of handgun carriage rise among US adolescents, particularly White, rural, and higher income teens, new study finds
Boston College

Handgun carrying increased significantly among rural, White and higher-income adolescents from 2002 to 2019, ominously escalating the risk of firearm-related death or injury for both these youths and others in their social sphere, researchers from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development report in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics.

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Released: 26-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
FSU Expert Available to Comment on Antisemitic Violence
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: April 26, 2022 | 12:39 pm | SHARE: Reported antisemitic incidents in the United States reached their highest level ever in 2021, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported.ADL noted 2,717 incidents last year, a 34% increase from 2020. It is the highest number since the organization began tracking incidents in 1979.

Newswise: First-of-its-kind study compares domestic violence programs, finds promising results
Released: 25-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
First-of-its-kind study compares domestic violence programs, finds promising results
Iowa State University

Men convicted of domestic violence were charged with significantly fewer violent and nonviolent charges one year after completing an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based program used by the Iowa Department of Corrections compared to the Duluth Model. The study comparing the two interventions also found evidence that physical aggression, controlling behaviors and stalking behaviors decreased from the men who were in the ACT-based program.

Released: 22-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Firearms kill more children than car crashes, new report finds
Medical University of South Carolina

Gun violence in the United States has increased to the point that it now kills more children than any other cause, including car accidents, and pediatricians may not be entirely prepared.

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Released: 22-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT
How can we reduce the firearm death toll in older adults?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A firearm injury researcher and emergency physician provides information on firearm injuries, deaths, risk factors and attitudes among adults over 50, and gives tips for individuals and families to reduce risk of suicide and other firearm-related harm.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Firearms now the top cause of death among children, adolescents, U-M data analysis shows
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Firearms have surpassed motor vehicles as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States, according to new federal data analyzed by researchers at the University of Michigan.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Witnessing parental domestic violence in childhood linked to mental illness in adulthood
University of Toronto

A new study from the University of Toronto found that one-fifth (22.5%) of adults who were exposed to chronic parental domestic violence during childhood developed a major depressive disorder at some point in their life.

Released: 12-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Former partners-in-crime likely to violently turn on one another – UK crime gang study
University of Cambridge

The first study to take a “network analysis” approach to patterns of violence within UK organised crime gangs (OCG) has shown that OCG members who previously offended together are likely to end up attacking one another.

Released: 6-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Firearm retailers and law enforcement show support for providing safe storage options
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

A new study discloses that firearm retailers and law enforcement agencies support providing firearm storage to their community.

31-Mar-2022 10:35 AM EDT
The Hidden Cost of Firearm Injuries
Harvard Medical School

Gunshot survivors experience serious increases in mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and pain in the year following a firearm injury Survivors’ family members also experience a rise in mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD in the year after loved ones’ injuries

Released: 4-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Researchers Find Patterns of Handgun Carrying Among Youth in Rural Areas, Building Foundation for Injury Prevention
University of Washington

The first results of research led by the University of Washington into handgun carrying by young people growing up in rural areas has found six distinct patterns for when and how often these individuals carry a handgun.

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Released: 1-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Patient, Domestic Violence Survivor Triumphs, One Step at a Time
University of Kentucky

In 2013, April Ballentine’s ex-boyfriend shot her five times in public. Though she survived – barely – the event left her paralyzed from the chest down. April channeled her trauma into a force for good, becoming an advocate for victims of domestic violence and volunteering at the local rehabilitation facility to help teach physical therapy students how to work with paralyzed patients.

Released: 30-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Bloomberg School Announces New Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Two leading organizations dedicated to gun violence prevention—an academic center and an advocacy nonprofit—are merging to form a new center that will combine rigorous scientific research with public-policy advocacy.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Following Oscars drama, Academy Awards has most to lose
Released: 28-Mar-2022 6:05 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Following Oscars drama, Academy Awards has most to lose
Washington University in St. Louis

In the wake of the slap heard ‘round the world — actor Will Smith’s blow to comedian Chris Rock’s left cheek — scholars in the business of entertainment in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis say the situation is shot through with reputational risk.But not where you might think.

Newswise: Mindfulness Alleviates Post-Gun Violence Trauma and Depression
Released: 22-Mar-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Mindfulness Alleviates Post-Gun Violence Trauma and Depression
University of California San Diego Health

A UC San Diego pilot study on parents of mass shooting victims finds that eight weeks of mindfulness training is effective in reducing trauma, depression, stress and grief caused by gun violence.

16-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Harassment of Public Health Officials Widespread During The Initial Phase of The COVID-19 Pandemic
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The study provides scope and context to departures of public health officials during the first phase of the pandemic.

Newswise: National task force finds violence against K-12 employees reaching crisis levels
Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:40 PM EDT
National task force finds violence against K-12 employees reaching crisis levels
DePaul University

While much of school violence research centers on the safety of students, educators also suffer acts of violence and abuse at troubling levels leading to a desire to quit the field or transfer jobs, according to new research from the American Psychological Association Task Force on Violence Against Educators and School Personnel.

15-Mar-2022 9:25 AM EDT
Teachers, other school personnel, experience violence, threats, harassment during pandemic
American Psychological Association (APA)

While much of the focus on education during the pandemic has involved the effects on children in schools, it is also having a negative impact on teachers, administrators, social workers, psychologists and school staff. Approximately one-third of teachers report that they experienced at least one incident of verbal harassment or threat of violence from students during the pandemic, and almost 50% expressed a plan or desire to quit or transfer jobs, according to a survey conducted by a task force of the American Psychological Association.

10-Mar-2022 3:05 PM EST
People Who Die by Suicide With a Firearm Are Less Likely to Have Sought Treatment
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People who kill themselves with a firearm are more likely to talk about suicide a month before ending their lives than ask for help and seek mental health treatment, according to a study by the New Jersey Gun Violence Center at Rutgers University.

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Released: 10-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EST
Gender-based violence among refugee women increased during COVID
Washington University in St. Louis

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated risks of violence for refugee and migrant girls and women, finds a new report from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and UNICEF.

Released: 9-Mar-2022 9:20 AM EST
Who Do Firearm Owners Trust to Talk About Safe Firearm Storage?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

There are several subgroups of firearm owners, but despite their differences, these groups generally view family, law enforcement and suicide prevention specialists but not gun dealers or the National Rifle Association (NRA) as credible sources of information on safe firearm storage, according to a new Rutgers study.

Released: 7-Mar-2022 3:30 PM EST
Providing Care to Refugees, Others Affected by Violence in Ukraine Must Be a Global Priority: American Thoracic Society
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today, the American Thoracic Society joined the chorus of voices worldwide condemning the violence in Ukraine.

Released: 7-Mar-2022 11:45 AM EST
Collected Psychological Science Research on War, Conflict, and Authoritarianism
Association for Psychological Science

Research on war, conflict, and authoritarianism published in the APS journals Perspectives on Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Psychological Science between 2008 and 2020.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories
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Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Newswise: UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Domestic Violence Survivorship in Older African American Women
Released: 22-Feb-2022 1:35 PM EST
UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Domestic Violence Survivorship in Older African American Women
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Jacqueline Burse, assistant professor of social work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has published an article sharing the experiences of older African American women who have survived domestic violence. Burse published the article, “Domestic Violence Survivorship Among a Sample of Older African American Women: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis,” in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Newswise: Many Firearm Buyers and Sellers do not Comply with Assault Weapons Bans
Released: 22-Feb-2022 7:05 AM EST
Many Firearm Buyers and Sellers do not Comply with Assault Weapons Bans
University of California San Diego

With the number of mass killings by firearms rapidly increasing from 270 in 2014 to 693 in 2021, President Biden recently called for the reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban as a way to curtail gun violence. But how effective are weapons bans and will the market comply with them?

Released: 21-Feb-2022 12:30 PM EST
A News Media Outlet’s Perceived Credibility Can Affect How Gun Violence Headlines Are Received
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The more credible that people perceive a news source to be the more they will believe a headline on a story they publish about gun violence, according to researchers at the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center at Rutgers.


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