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Released: 7-Apr-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Cornell Tech domestic tech abuse clinic goes virtual
Cornell University

Cornell Tech’s Clinic to End Tech Abuse has created a remote program to help survivors of intimate partner abuse use their devices without fear of monitoring or stalking.

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Released: 2-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries
University of Melbourne

Researchers have found strong evidence that the risk for armed conflict is higher after a climate-related disaster, but only in vulnerable countries.

16-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Most Mass Shootings Occur Closest to Hospitals without Verification to Treat Trauma
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In an analysis of 2019 mass shootings and hospital locations, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that the closest hospital to more than 70% of mass shootings was a non-trauma center, where sudden, high casualty loads were more likely to overwhelm capacity and trauma-specific care options may have been limited. They also found that in more than half of mass shooting events, the nearest pediatric trauma center was more than 10 miles away.

Newswise: Layoffs lead to more violent crime: study
Released: 11-Mar-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Layoffs lead to more violent crime: study
Case Western Reserve University

Displaced workers experienced a 20% increase in criminal charges the year after being laid off

Newswise: Firearm Violence Solutions from a Public Health Perspective
Released: 9-Mar-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Firearm Violence Solutions from a Public Health Perspective
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

While firearm violence is a major public health challenge in the United States, it has often been considered a law enforcement issue with only law enforcement solutions. An article by two University of Pennsylvania researchers advises that treating firearm violence as a disease and taking a public health approach to prevention and treatment can help reduce its harms.

Newswise: Community summit brings together Mayor Lightfoot and Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to the effects of violence and trauma
Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:20 PM EST
Community summit brings together Mayor Lightfoot and Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to the effects of violence and trauma
University of Chicago Medical Center

Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaboration powered by the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Heath Care, hosted its inaugural summit, Healing to RISE: Fostering Connections to Support Individuals, Families and Communities Impacted by Trauma. The two health systems launched Southland RISE in 2019 to strengthen and integrate violence recovery and trauma care services throughout the South Side and across the south suburbs.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EST
No increase in crime under California’s ‘sanctuary state’ status, UCI study finds
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., March 5, 2020 — The implementation of California Senate Bill 54 – which limits, but does not prohibit, state and local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities – did not cause an increase in crime, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine. This is the first systematic analysis to be conducted on the impact of the measure since California’s “sanctuary state” status went into effect on Jan.


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