http://bit.ly/2XGEjXu The following aspects are – as shown in existing studies for an overview see [27,28] – the hallmarks of a successful prevention program: –  Prevention measures are directed primarily at adults and only secondarily at children and youth; this puts the responsibility for the protection of minors from sexualContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2IZouWI How much sexual victimisation is there? We estimated 186,000 sexual offences were committed in 2013. While we found no statistically significant change between 2008 and 2013, we did record a decrease between 2005 (317,000) and 2013. When we look at the percentage of New Zealanders who were victims ofContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2RTV7sN In a world first, La Trobe University research has shown how peer-led support programs for family and friends who provide regular support to an adult diagnosed with a mental health condition can significantly improve carer well-being. When carers were surveyed at the completion of the eight-week program, researchers found:Continue Reading

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/nyu-eac021517.php Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information, New York University Professor Joseph LeDoux and Richard Brown, a professor at the City University of New York, conclude in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of theContinue Reading