Sexual assault on college campuses is a public health issue. However varying research methodologies e. To illuminate the complexity of campus sexual assault, we collected survey data from a large population-based random sample of undergraduate students from Columbia University and Barnard College in New York City, using evidence based methods to maximize response rates and sample representativeness, and behaviorally specific measures of sexual assault to accurately capture victimization rates.
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is a network of people who aim to promote research on sexual violence globally and its use to improve national responses. Sexual violence is a substantially neglected area of research. In many parts of the world there is virtually no research.
Although child sexual abuse CSA is recognized as a serious violation of human well-being and of the law, no community has yet developed mechanisms that ensure that none of their youth will be sexually abused. CSA is, sadly, an international problem of great magnitude that can affect children of all ages, sexes, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic classes. Upon invitation, this current publication aims at providing a brief overview of a few lessons we have learned from CSA scholarly research as to heighten awareness of mental health professionals on this utmost important and widespread social problem.
During the past fifteen to twenty years, research on child sexual abuse has primarily focused on risk factors, particularly how Adverse Childhood Events ACEs impact numerous health outcomes. However, despite the application of neurobiological theory in many of these studies, research is only beginning to However, despite the application of neurobiological theory in many of these studies, research is only beginning to compare the emotional and physical consequences between the various kinds of adverse childhood events: Over the last three to four years, an increasing number of studies that explore sexual abuse have been undertaken by different disciplines.
It is also Human Rights Day. Violence against women is among the most wide-spread human rights violations globally. It is unacceptable that in the 21 st century, one in three women experiences violence at least once in her lifetime.
There is a wide variation among estimates of the number of children who are the victims of sexual abuse. This stems from differences in how abuse is defined, the time periods over which studies are conducted, and the understanding that many cases of child sexual abuse are never reported to officials. Thus estimates range from 1.
Journal of Church and State is pleased to announce a call for papers on the following topic:. The continuing Catholic sexual abuse tragedy has escalated from an acute religious crisis to a chronic, global, political one. It continues to be fueled by increasing national, civil investigations; the lack of credible Vatican responses to protect children, and the need to provide justice for the victims. The balance of power between the Catholic Church and many national states has changed significantly due to the increasing revelations of clerical sexual abuse.
Child abuse and neglect, i. It varies from physical, mental and social ill-treatment which harms the child. It has short-term and lifelong consequences which can ultimately slow down the countries social and economic development indirectly.
We conducted a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies published in the past decade on CSA in India to examine the distribution of the prevalence estimates for both genders, to improve understanding of the determinants and consequences of CSA and identify gaps in the current state of research. Data were extracted from published articles only. Fifty-one studies met inclusion criteria for the review.