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Investigating child sexual abuse cases before and after Jerry Sandusky
Dec 3, 2021

A comprehensive look back at Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse history 10 years later while visualizing and contextualizing the impact it had on Happy Valley, his survivors and the framework of higher education as a whole

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Cortisol Trajectories Measured Prospectively across Thirty Years of Female Development following Exposure to Childhood Sexual Abuse: Moderation by Epigenetic Age Acceleration at Midlife
Dec 1, 2021

This paper investigates longitudinal trajectories of cortisol following child maltreatment using Bayesian methods

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Leveraging Systems to Improve and Expand Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Dec 1, 2021

This symposium will involve leveraging large public systems to extend child sexual abuse prevention efforts and reach both universal and high risk audiences

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
A perinatal coparenting intervention is associated with better parent health outcomes eight years later
Nov 8, 2021

The transition to parenthood is a common yet stressful experience faced by many young and midlife adults when the risk of many chronic diseases also begins to rise.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
The Centrality of Child Maltreatment to Criminology
Nov 8, 2021

Despite sufficient evidence to conclude that maltreatment exposure affects the risk of crime and delinquency, we conclude that the magnitude and specificity of effects of child maltreatment on crime and delinquency and the mechanisms through which those effects operate remain poorly identified.

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An observational study of Internet behaviours for adolescent females following sexual abuse
Nov 8, 2021

Females who experienced CSA did not use more pornography than comparisons but were at increased odds of being cyberbullied.

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Childhood Sexual Abuse and Exposure to Peer Bullying Victimization
Nov 8, 2021

Females exposed to child sexual abuse (CSA) are at an increased risk of experiencing further victimization in adolescence. The findings indicate that bullying prevention needs to include trauma-focused components to target these uniquely vulnerable females.

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10 years later, Sandusky scandal at Penn State has opened the door to others coming to light, experts say
Nov 5, 2021

Penn State officials, contrite over the scandal, went on to establish the first multi-disciplinary university research center for the study and prevention of child abuse.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Trauma-informed neighborhoods: Making the built environment trauma-informed
Oct 18, 2021

The idea of a trauma-informed neighborhood has not been elucidated in public health or medicine, yet merits attention because physical aspects of the neighborhood environment.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Legislating to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences: Growth and Opportunities for Evidence-Based Policymaking and Prevention
Oct 18, 2021

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs, comprising indicators of child abuse and household dysfunction) and the association between exposure to ACEs and leading causes of mortality in adulthood have become central risk factors in the field of prevention (Felitti et al., 1998).

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