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Released: 24-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Lack of media skepticism tied to belief in rape myths
Cornell University

People who tend to recognize similarities between people they know and people depicted in the media are more likely to believe common myths about sexual assault, according to a new study co-led by a Cornell researcher.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely to Bully, Harass, Commit Sexual Violence
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Teens who feel personally empowered are less likely to bully, harass or commit acts of sexual violence, according to a study by Rutgers University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of New Hampshire.

Newswise: National Poll: Many parents delay talking to kids about inappropriate touching
11-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT
National Poll: Many parents delay talking to kids about inappropriate touching
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Experts recommend starting conversations about inappropriate touching during the preschool years, but less than half of parents of preschoolers in a national poll say they’ve begun that discussion.

Newswise: Donor gives $2M gift to Tulane Law to expand innovative Women’s Prison Project
Released: 28-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Donor gives $2M gift to Tulane Law to expand innovative Women’s Prison Project
Tulane University

The Women’s Prison Project is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Tulane’s Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice clinic.

Newswise: URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse
Released: 28-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse
University of Rhode Island

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rhode Island, is looking for a way to help through technology. Venkatasubramanian has teamed with the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission to develop an app-based tool to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities better report sexual abuse.


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