Navigation Links
CDC funds Wayne State University research to understand, prevent teen dating violence
Date:9/13/2012

DETROIT The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Wayne State University's School of Social Work a three-year, $1,049,223 grant for researching the factors that facilitate and discourage intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration among middle school and high school youth.

Led by Poco Kernsmith, Ph.D., associate professor of social work, and Joanne Smith-Darden, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work at WSU, in collaboration with Roger Kernsmith, Ph.D., professor of sociology, anthropology and criminology at Eastern Michigan University, the study will follow two cohorts of students from Detroit metropolitan area middle schools and high schools. Participating students will be surveyed in each of three years, starting with their sixth and tenth grade of school, respectively. Researchers will explore modifiable risk and protective factors including the complex interrelationships of individual, relational, school, community and societal processes that lead to healthy and as well as violent behaviors, such as stalking and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Research has shown that between 9 and 30 percent of high school students experience IPV. According to Poco Kernsmith, the three-year research project is innovative in several ways. First, it will examine IPV through a "gender-sensitive" lens that is largely absent from similar studies on IPV, and which considers differences in the context and precursors to IPV perpetration by males and females. Next, the study is responsive to the changing nature of relationships, in which lines between friendships, dating and committed relationships are blurred. Finally, given reports that one in four teens has been the victim of technologically facilitated abuse, the research will consider how technology and social media provide both opportunities and challenges for the development of healthy relationships.

Poco Kernsmith said the study should help inform IPV prevention and intervention protocols as well as school policies.

"Youth are forming attitudes and developing behaviors that they will carry into adulthood," Poco Kernsmith said. "By learning about the supports in the family, school and community that reduce the risk for violent and abusive behaviors at a young age, we can prevent violence across the life span."


'/>"/>

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Grant funds West Coast Metabolomics Center
2. ASHA grant funds cutting-edge AIDS research at Tel Aviv University
3. MTSS-mba Membership Benefits Administration Software for Private and Taft-Hartley Employee Benefit Funds Releases New Pension Modules
4. Wayne State University researcher recognized by American Psychological Association
5. Wayne State researchers say adolescent smoking prevention programs still critical
6. Wayne State research team finds possible clue to progression of MS
7. Wayne State develops better understanding of memory retrieval between children and adults
8. Algae extract increases good cholesterol levels, Wayne State research finds
9. Wayne State University researcher seeks to understand link between obesity, flu severity
10. Wayne State University researcher examines proteins role in diabetic retinopathy
11. Cloned receptor paves way for new breast and prostate cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2017)... , ... August 21, 2017 , ... San Diego physician ... health care reform plan, has announced his candidacy for the 52nd Congressional District currently ... shared in America’s Promise. Coming to this country at age eleven after suffering homelessness ...
(Date:8/20/2017)... ... August 20, 2017 , ... HIPAA Solutions, ... System has assisted multiple clients in successfully passing audits such as Office ... Level 2 (AICPA SOC Level 2), and State Data Use Agreement Audits. ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... Western University ... health and education to launch the University’s new Center for Innovation on Wednesday, September ... Health Education Center Lecture Hall 1, followed by a technology exhibition from 1 to ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Curl Keeper® is excited to announce that the H2O ... 2017 Award for the second year in a row. The H2O Bottle, a refillable ... voted Best Moisturizer for Type 2 Wavies and Best Refresher for Type 2 Wavies ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Physician Partners ... Orlando location as an interventional pain management physician. He brings a wealth of ... of migraine headaches, and significant experience in spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/4/2017)... CINCINNATI , Aug. 3, 2017  Agragen, ... science company active in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and ... its development of its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  ... a proinflammatory cytokine from the blood of patients ... psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... 2, 2017 CaryRx, a next-generation full-service pharmacy, has ... for patients in the Washington D.C. ... by providing delivery of medications through the convenience of its ... or delivered within one hour to any location in D.C. ... bring this invaluable service to Washington D.C. ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today announced financial results ... and updated its financial outlook for fiscal 2017. ... third quarter, Hill-Rom reported earnings of $0.09 per diluted ... prior-year period. These results reflect after-tax special items, including ... to the non-cash write-down of assets associated with the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: