Additional Risks for Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence

Check out this new interesting study from Boston University School of Medicine. The more often the abuse occurs, the higher the risk that pre-school children, especially girls, will be obese and, as a result, at increased risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other illnesses later in life, the study team notes.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6574BG20100608

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Violence: A learned behavior

Since the brutal murder of Virgina lacrosse player, Yeardley Love, the media has been a-buzz with “How could we have saved her?” Many wonder how George Huguley V hadn’t been stopped before. He’d been seen strangling Love at a party and even attacked a fellow teammate while they slept for supposedly kissing Love. Why didn’t anyone intervene?

This wonderful Op-ed by Maureen Dowd, ran in the New York Times yesterday. It discusses how youth as young as 14 are exhibiting similar behavior and what is/isn’t being done about it.

Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/opinion/09dowd.html