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South African Child Gauge tackles the slow violence of malnutrition

The Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) publishes the South African Child Gauge annually to review the status of children in South Africa and to inform policy and programming. The South African Child Gauge 2020 was launched on 18 February in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation-National Research Foundation (DSI-NRF) […]

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Review raises questions about family violence therapies

The comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) and abuse is published by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Research Fellow at the University’s Safer Families Center of Research Excellence, Dr. Mohajer Hameed, worked on the review with others, including Professor Kelsey Hegarty […]

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Firearm violence solutions from a public health perspective

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 […]

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Four studies report on key issues in preventing gun violence

Three research studies by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) provide new data and report on current strategies and future efforts that can further reduce firearm-related injury and death. A fourth study, accepted for publication and expected to post online the week of Oct. 7 in the journal Injury Prevention, identifies five distinct […]

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Intimate-partner domestic violence in the U.S.

Statistics on domestic violence show the wide scope of the problem. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that U.S. residents 12 years of age or older were victims of domestic violence in more than 1.1 million cases in 2016. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than one in three […]

Health Problems

Dating Violence: Dating Violence Quizzes

Quiz #1 Take this quiz to help figure out if you’re behaving violently in your relationship. Read statements 1-8 and think about your answers. If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions it’s possible that you’ve been behaving abusively towards your partner. It’s important to get help now to stop the cycle of dating […]