October 23, 2011

Seen and Heard

1 Domestic Violence Affects 1 in 4 Children

One in 4 children are exposed to physical violence in their homes, says research from the U of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Ctr which finds that 90% actually saw the violence. The data involved interviews with 4,549 children, ages 0-17, and their caregivers. "Not surprisingly, given this high rate of eyewitness exposure, children had strong reactions to the exposure. Almost half yelled at their parents to stop, more than 2 in 5 tried to get away from the fight, and nearly 1 in 4 called for help," says lead author Sherry Hamby. Male parents and caregivers were perpetrators of the violence 69% of the time; females were identified by participants 23% of the time. Violence wasn’t only between parents; children saw parents assault siblings and other family members.

More at ScienceDaily.com | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Many Abused Women See Partners' Best Sides

Tags: Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Cen, Sherry Hamby

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Girls Have Problems by Age 3

2 Behavioral Problems with BPA Exposure in Womb

Gestational BPA exposure is associated with behavioral problems in girls by age 3, find researchers. BPA was found in more than 85 percent of urine samples from mothers in the study, and more than 96 percent of urine samples from children. None of the kids had clinically abnormal behavior, but some had more behavior problems than others. After considering potential contributing factors, researchers found that increased gestational BPA levels were linked with more aggressive, hyperactive, anxious and depressed behavior, plus poorer emotional control and inhibition in girls, but not boys. The study was published in Pediatrics, and conducted by Harvard School of Public Health, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, and Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: BPA Exposure at Dentist, Simon Fraser University, Bpa Exposure in Womb, Gestational BPA Exposure, Bpa Linked Behavioral Problems Girls, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Bpa Canned Food Linings, Bpa Polycarbonate Plastics, Bpa Dental Sealants

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