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  • Prevention
  • We strongly urge you to continue to educate yourself about the problem of elder abuse, share what you learn with others, report concerns, get involved in community prevention efforts, and make a long term commitment to reach out to those who are vulnerable. (docplayer.net)
  • In Kentucky, advocates of elder abuse prevention have encouraged individuals to wear purple to show their commitment to protecting older citizens and spreading the awareness message. (ky.gov)
  • Earlier this month, representatives from the LCCEAAs gathered in Frankfort for a recognition luncheon and information session on elder abuse prevention. (ky.gov)
  • person
  • Elder abuse is any knowing, intended, or careless act that causes harm or serious risk of harm to an older person physically, mentally, emotionally, or financially. (docplayer.net)
  • Sexual abuse Sexual contact that is forced, tricked, threatened, or otherwise coerced upon another person, including anyone who is unable to grant consent. (docplayer.net)
  • If you believe an elderly person is being abused, neglected or exploited, call (800) 752-6200, the state's abuse hotline. (ky.gov)
  • call
  • If you believe there is imminent risk, immediately call 911 or local law enforcement. (ky.gov)
  • prevalence
  • Although there are few studies reporting the prevalence of psychological abuse, the position statement says large population-based, self-report studies in Britain and the United States found approximately eight-to-nine per cent of women and four per cent of men reported exposure to severe psychological abuse during childhood. (mcmaster.ca)
  • We further examined whether higher exposure to childhood abuse mediated possible elevated prevalence of PTSD in nonconforming children. (aappublications.org)
  • Prevention of such abuse in New Zealand is seen as a high priority by the New Zealand government as well as relevant non governmental organisations due to the prevalence of child abuse cases occurring in New Zealand, particularly when compared with other developed countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychological abuse includes acts such as belittling, denigrating, terrorizing, exploiting, emotional unresponsiveness, or corrupting a child to the point a child's well-being is at risk, said Dr. Harriet MacMillan, a professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences and pediatrics of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and the Offord Centre for Child Studies. (mcmaster.ca)
  • likelihood
  • We are talking about extremes and the likelihood of harm, or risk of harm, resulting from the kinds of behavior that make a child feel worthless, unloved or unwanted," she said, giving the example of a mother leaving her infant alone in a crib all day or a father involving his teenager in his drug habit. (mcmaster.ca)
  • intervention
  • A stronger intervention was a clinic-based risk assessment program, though only one trial assessed this method, Heidi Nelson, MD, MPH, of Oregon Health & Science University, and colleagues reported online in the Annals of Internal Medicine . (medpagetoday.com)
  • One evaluated a clinic-based intervention, while the remaining 10 looked at early childhood home visitation programs, including the Healthy Start, Early Start, Healthy Families, Child First, and Family Partnership Model programs. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In the single clinic-based trial, the intervention was found to reduce physical assault ( P =0.04), Child Protective Services (CPS) reports ( P =0.03), non-adherence to medical care ( P =0.05), and immunization delays ( P =0.002). (medpagetoday.com)
  • The 24/7 Dad® evaluation was part of a broader evaluation by CFRP of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division's (PEI) Educating Fathers for Empowering Children Tomorrow (EFFECT) program. (spacegab.com)
  • factors
  • The program was based on the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model, which includes a risk assessment during usual primary care services as well as training for physicians about how to address risk factors for abuse. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Highly significant increases in four of the five protective factors: Family Functioning/Resiliency, Social Support, Child Development/Knowledge of Parenting, Nurturing and Attachment. (spacegab.com)
  • Principal components analysis (PCA) of the weights given to the perceived risk items found that 28 items loaded on seven factors (social, affect, access, media, offers, family, and image) and explained 71.26% of the variance. (ed.gov)
  • Delay from unintended pregnancy is in addition to that from other risk factors for delay. (wikipedia.org)
  • Risk factors include a history of child abuse or other stress inducing event. (wikipedia.org)
  • Risk factors include a history of child abuse, family history of mental disorders, and poverty. (wikipedia.org)
  • There has been extensive research undertaken in New Zealand regarding the reasons behind child abuse and understanding the factors behind it is crucial to addressing this problem. (wikipedia.org)
  • Examples of these risk factors include living or working in dangerous areas, chaotic familial relations, having an aggressive temperament, drug or alcohol usage and unemployment. (wikipedia.org)
  • concern
  • Of particular concern are children who might be regarded as risk-takers-- those who perceive themselves as much older than they are, and who want to do things that parents believe children should not do. (edweek.org)
  • The statistics bolster her concern: By 8th grade, for example, 33 percent of the children who fit into the risktaking category have already developed more than a passing interest in alcohol. (edweek.org)
  • 1 Ophthalmologists are often asked to examine children when there is a concern of AHT. (aappublications.org)
  • Such concern arises when there are signs of head and body injury, such as intracranial hemorrhage, but ocular injury is also a consideration when children present with unexplained alterations of consciousness or unexplained seizures. (aappublications.org)
  • Ophthalmologists also have an independent duty to conduct a full eye examination when they have a concern about possible abuse as a cause of ocular injury. (aappublications.org)
  • Most often, an ophthalmologist is consulted by colleagues because of a concern of AHT in a child with neurologic or other concerning injury. (aappublications.org)
  • A trend can be noticed of increasing concern for child abuse, as in the 2013 financial year compared with 2012 there was an increase in child abuse reports as well as substantive findings. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2018
  • A lengthy statement received from Justice Canada includes general information about Child Advocacy Centres but does not specifically state if any funding will be available to the Oak Centre beyond 2018. (infotel.ca)
  • welfare
  • These families also consume a disproportional amount of child welfare resources because they require repeated child protection responses and services. (healthcanal.com)
  • Over recent years, official child welfare statistics suggest a consistent decline in child physical abuse rates, but because these reports represent only cases investigated and confirmed by state CPS agencies, these trends may reflect changes in reporting practices, investigation standards, and administrative or statistical procedures. (aappublications.org)
  • Hawkins was particularly active in the realm of child welfare. (wikipedia.org)
  • victims
  • VERNON - A centre that supports child victims of abuse is on uncertain financial ground as its two-year pilot project funding comes to an end. (infotel.ca)
  • The Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre provides a calm setting for victims to make police statements and connect with social workers. (infotel.ca)
  • The Child Advocacy Centres initiative provides funding to a number of victim-serving, non-governmental organizations… whose programs and activities are aligned with the Victims Fund and Government of Canada priorities. (infotel.ca)
  • The most common manifestations are retinal hemorrhages (RHs), seen in approximately 75% of children who are victims of abusive head trauma (AHT), and are thought by many authors to be associated with the child experiencing repeated acceleration or deceleration forces with or without blunt force head impact. (aappublications.org)
  • Victims of abuse and manipulation often get trapped into a self-image of victimisation. (wikipedia.org)
  • psychological abuse
  • Child abuse experts say psychological abuse can be as damaging to a young child's physical, mental and emotional health as a slap, punch or kick. (mcmaster.ca)
  • A parent raising their voice to a strident pitch after asking a child for the eighth time to put on their running shoes is not psychological abuse, MacMillan said. (mcmaster.ca)
  • We examined whether gender nonconformity before age 11 years was associated with childhood sexual, physical, and psychological abuse and lifetime risk of probable PTSD by using self-report questionnaire data from the 2007 wave of the Growing Up Today Study ( n = 9864, mean age = 22.7 years), a longitudinal cohort of US youth. (aappublications.org)
  • substance
  • This form of mistreatment can occur in many types of families, but is more common in homes with multiple stresses, including family conflict, mental health issues, physical violence, depression or substance abuse. (mcmaster.ca)
  • Today it all adds up to "The Trail," a multiracial mashup of poverty personified - a perpetual cycle of violence, substance abuse, unemployment and underemployment begetting anger, frustration, hopelessness and a generational disorder of absentee parents and children left to raise themselves and one another. (star-telegram.com)
  • On the other hand, nearly 80 percent of the so-called 'latchkey'' children in this study apparently have no substance-abuse problem. (edweek.org)
  • Anxiety can be a symptom of a medical or substance abuse problem, and medical professionals must be aware of this. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the study by the Ministry of Development in December 2010 the study commented that the main causes of child abuse within New Zealand were due to substance abuse, as well as poor parenting practices through generations. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1993
  • This convention places obligations on New Zealand as a state to protect the rights of the child and was ratified by New Zealand in 1993. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • Examples include infants or children with an acquired strabismus from elevated intracranial pressure resulting from trauma or a child with a hyphema from an inflicted eye injury. (aappublications.org)
  • Risk-factor variables include information such as alcohol use, seat belt use and physical assault. (ncdcr.gov)
  • The National Obesity Forum (NOF) agreed that children are likely to comfort eat as a result of emotional distress, which can include living in a violent or abused environment. (peoplewithvoices.com)
  • The American Psychiatric Association says that domestic violence and abuse can lead to common emotional trauma such as depression and anxiety, but children who have been exposed to a violent environment are at risk of behavioural problems that can include eating disorders. (peoplewithvoices.com)
  • The vulnerability to victimisation experienced as an adult is also not limited to sexual assault, and may include physical abuse as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • alcohol
  • Anxiety disorders are partly genetic but may also be due to drug use, including alcohol, caffeine, and benzodiazepines (which are often prescribed to treat anxiety), as well as withdrawal from drugs of abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • adulthood
  • Chapters identify the theory and research-based cognitive, affective, social, and behavioral consequences of trauma that influence both sexual health and sexual risk behaviors in adulthood. (booktopia.com.au)
  • Child physical abuse is an important cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality and is associated with major physical and mental health problems that can extend into adulthood. (aappublications.org)
  • the initial abuse teaches inappropriate beliefs and behaviours that persist into adulthood. (wikipedia.org)
  • investigation
  • She was a key figure in advocating and passing the 1982 Missing Children's Act, and in 1983 chaired the Investigation and Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, where she launched an investigation of the increase of children reported missing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Centre
  • The Oak Centre in Vernon is a unique place - one of just eight such centres across B.C. either open or in development - where children and youth under 19 who have experienced abuse or sexual assault, or who have witnessed domestic violence, can give police statements, meet with social workers and get support through the criminal justice system. (infotel.ca)
  • Before the Oak Centre, children would be interviewed at the police detachment. (infotel.ca)
  • From January 2016 to April of this year, 263 children from the North Okanagan came though the centre. (infotel.ca)
  • The centre also streamlines the process and brings all agencies together so children don't have to be interviewed multiple times by police and social workers. (infotel.ca)
  • family
  • Co-authors of the study were Tamara Fuller , the director of the Children and Family Research Center, and Martin Nieto, a senior research specialist in the center. (healthcanal.com)
  • It was conducted by the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the University of Texas at Austin. (spacegab.com)
  • The coercive, stressful family environment which leads to incidents of child abuse in the home is being overcome through Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a hi-tech interactive therapy program. (blogspot.com)
  • This view is endorsed by Dr Renee Boynton-Jarnett, from Boston University School of Medicine and Colleagues, who agreed that witnessing family violence or abuse can cause emotional distress where food becomes a comfort for all the negative emotions experienced. (peoplewithvoices.com)
  • In 1934, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where her father taught at Georgia Tech. Her parents split when Paula was in high school, and Leone and the children returned to Utah. (wikipedia.org)
  • harm
  • The act defines child abuse as "any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation" or "an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm. (aappublications.org)
  • 8 State laws defining physical abuse vary widely, and defining terms such as "risk of harm," "substantial harm," "substantial risk," or "reasonable discipline" may not be further clarified in state legislation. (aappublications.org)
  • behaviors
  • In addition to displaying higher rates of negative behaviors (e.g., abuse) toward stepchildren, stepparents display fewer positive behaviors toward stepchildren than do the genetic parents. (wikipedia.org)
  • children's
  • NFI is committed to improving paternal engagement and child well being by equipping fathers to positively engage in their children's lives. (spacegab.com)
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is an international treaty that legally obligates nations to protect children's rights. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • 5 , 6 These studies likely represent more severe abuse and suggest that multiple data sources are needed to understand the scope and severity of the problem. (aappublications.org)
  • Some state statutes require "serious bodily injury" or "severe pain" to define abuse, and variability in state definitions ultimately contributes to widely variable rates of documented abuse across states. (aappublications.org)
  • During this time fears arose throughout the country that PCE would create a generation of youth with severe behavioral and cognitive problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • cases
  • Stereotypes discriminate against some families and lead to the overlooking of risk in other cases, yet may become entrenched and legitimised when incorporated into technology. (theguardian.com)
  • The approach is a unique departure from how child abuse cases have been handled in the past, and McLardy believes it is the future of child advocacy work. (infotel.ca)
  • Eye trauma can be seen in cases of physical abuse or AHT and may prompt referral for ophthalmologic assessment. (aappublications.org)
  • Atypical antipsychotics may be useful when used in addition to an SSRI in treatment-resistant cases but are also associated with an increased risk of side effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • This latter pattern is particularly notable in cases of sexual abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • contextual
  • The concept of "contextual causality" is explored from a youth perspective in terms of gangs and mental health disorders in general. (journals.co.za)
  • interaction
  • But, yelling at a child every day and giving the message that the child is a terrible person, and that the parent regrets bringing the child into this world, is an example of a potentially very harmful form of interaction. (mcmaster.ca)
  • evaluation
  • Two of the three Texas fatherhood programs that use 24/7 Dad® and contract with PEI to implement the Fatherhood EFFECT program - BCFS Health and Human Service and the Child Crisis Center of El Paso - were part of the CFRP evaluation. (spacegab.com)
  • Health
  • The N.C. Youth Risk Behavior Survey (N.C. YRBS) provides a critical source of public health data for understanding the scope of injury-related problems and measuring progress toward overall goals among public school students. (ncdcr.gov)
  • Every other spring in odd years, a core set of injury-related questions are asked along with other health and risk-factor questions. (ncdcr.gov)
  • Unintended pregnancy has been linked to numerous maternal and child health problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adversely affects health of woman and of child and less preparation for parenthood. (wikipedia.org)
  • trauma
  • The most common manifestations are retinal hemorrhages (RHs) in infants and young children with abusive head trauma (AHT). (aappublications.org)
  • Physicians have a responsibility to consider abuse in the differential diagnosis of pediatric eye trauma. (aappublications.org)
  • An eye examination is helpful in detecting abnormalities that can help identify a medical or traumatic etiology for previously well young children who experience unexpected and unexplained mental status changes with no obvious cause, children with head trauma that results in significant intracranial hemorrhage and brain injury, and children with unexplained death. (aappublications.org)
  • Direct or indirect trauma to the eye may be caused by child physical abuse. (aappublications.org)
  • The trauma inflicted upon Nia was widely publicized within the New Zealand community and her story became the 'poster story' to encourage New Zealanders to report child abuse happening in their community. (wikipedia.org)
  • physical abuse
  • 3 In contrast, researchers examining hospitalization rates for physical abuse have shown either no significant recent changes 4 or recent increases in hospitalizations for physical abuse. (aappublications.org)
  • Adult reports of childhood experiences indicate that physical abuse is more common than statistics reported from any pediatric data source. (aappublications.org)
  • The recognition and reporting of physical abuse is influenced by variations in both legal and personal definitions of abuse. (aappublications.org)
  • incidents
  • This abuse was said to be part of Nia's day-to-day life and included two major incidents where Nia was hung from a clothesline which was spun until she fell and putting her in a clothes dryer and turning this on. (wikipedia.org)
  • deaths
  • The majority of these deaths (80%) occur in children who are under 4 years of age. (aappublications.org)
  • In 2007 the rate of deaths of children and young persons under the age of 19 years in New Zealand caused by accidents, murder, suicide or violence were extremely high compared with other OECD countries, with New Zealand having the highest rate of such deaths along with the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Drugs
  • While juvenile street gangs serve as an avenue for the youth from disadvantaged communities to find expression in anti-social activity, drugs, abuse and violence which manifests especially amongst children who do poorly in school, display disruptive behaviour, are in conflict with their peers, have abusive parents and attend schools that cannot control disruptive and violent behaviour. (journals.co.za)
  • protect
  • Wiremu Curtis (her mother's partner) and his brother Michael Curtis were charged with her murder, Lisa Kuka (her mother) was charged with failing to provide the necessities of life and failing to protect a child from violence. (wikipedia.org)
  • addiction
  • Those with a history of addiction may be at increased risk of problems of tolerance and dependence especially those with a past history of dependency on sedative hypnotic drugs. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • We have consistently pushed the ministry to revoke that regulation because it abuses the reproductive rights of women. (blogspot.co.nz)
  • Vital Voices focuses on expanding women's participation in politics and civil society, increasing women's entrepreneurship and fighting human rights abuses, particularly the trafficking of women and children. (wikipedia.org)
  • Originally focussing on education, the Jaffa Institute has now expanded its programming to include services such as after-school programming, crisis intervention, housing for neglected and abused children, workplace training programs for unemployed local women, educational and residential facilities for the rehabilitation and empowerment of teenagers at risk, hot meal programs, and a food distribution centre. (wikipedia.org)
  • serious
  • Regarding Overton's role in the story, the Trustees of the BIJ concluded that "The Trustees consider that he (Overton) made a serious error of judgment, and risked the reputation of the Bureau, when he tweeted about the programme on the day of its transmission, both by exaggerating the Bureau's role in the story and by releasing information (that was itself wrong) prematurely. (wikipedia.org)
  • research
  • Further research is needed to determine if there are any distinct protective factors and/or risk factors that may influence risk management decisions and recidivism outcomes. (utahsbesttherapy.com)
  • As the NEARI Press newsletter has cautioned many times in the past, clinicians working with teens still lack a sufficient research basis for concluding that any individual youth will sexually abuse again in the future. (utahsbesttherapy.com)
  • In November 2011, another report in BMJ revealed original raw data indicating that, contrary to Wakefield's claims in The Lancet, children in his research did not have inflammatory bowel disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • falls
  • Improvements will directly benefit residents, such as replacing worn-out carpeting or floor coverings to reduce the risk of falls, upgrading dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, improving gardens or outside spaces used by residents to encourage outdoor exercise. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  • civil
  • In 1952, African-American author J. Saunders Redding traveling in India was repeatedly asked questions about specific instances of civil rights abuse in the U.S., and the CRC petition was used by Indians to rebut his assertions that U.S. race relations were improving. (wikipedia.org)
  • laws
  • The case would also lead to the passage of California laws to reform the garment industry and end sweatshop abuses through independent monitoring and a code of conduct and then eventually to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) passed by the United States Congress (later known as the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA). (wikipedia.org)
  • events
  • A statistically significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular events was found in favour of GLP-1RAs when compared with placebo (OR 0.89, 95%CI: 0.80-0.99) and sulfonylurea (OR 0.76, 95%CI: 0.59-0.99), whereas DPP-4 inhibitors showed a neutral effect compared with placebo (OR 0.92, 95%CI: 0.83-1.01). (ox.ac.uk)
  • social
  • Located in the South Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Ofer, this Activity Site also shares the building with the Jaffa Institute's Neve Ofer Crisis Intervention House - a 12-bed emergency residential facility for children from Jaffa, Bat Yam and South Tel Aviv who are removed from their homes by the local department of Welfare and Social Services. (wikipedia.org)
  • program
  • This program provides lessons prior to the school day, and supplements the curriculum learned at school, placing socioeconomically disadvantaged students on an even-playing field with children who attend better-funded schools. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Institute's After School Educational Enrichment Program is geared towards 140 underprivileged children from the greater Jaffa area in grades 1-6. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jaffa Institute buses pick the children up from school, transport them to the program site, and then back home at the end of the day to ensure each student's safety and security. (wikipedia.org)
  • among
  • He must escape the abuse of his guardian brother and find his destiny among the stars, hence the first book of the series, Escape to Destiny. (blogspot.com)