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Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Preventing child sexual abuse program effective addition to parent training
Nov 10, 2020

Researchers at Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network are using a novel approach to further prevent child sexual abuse.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Parent behaviors supporting children's independence vary by family risk
Oct 27, 2020

Parental responses that support children’s independence are less common in families facing more risk factors.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Role of childhood maltreatment on weight and weight-related behaviors in adulthood
Oct 26, 2020

This study investigated associations between child maltreatment and body mass, body weight perceptions, and weight control behaviors among men and women.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Noll named American Psychological Association Fellow
Oct 22, 2020

Jennie Noll, director of Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and professor of human development and family studies, was recently awarded fellow status in the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 37, the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Parent-Focused Sexual Abuse Prevention: Results From a Cluster Randomized Trial
Oct 19, 2020

Researchers tested whether a child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention program, Smart-Parents-Safe and Healthy Kids (SPSHK), could be implemented as an additional module in evidence-based parent training and whether the added module might detract from the efficacy of the original program.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Predictors of Adoption and Guardianship Dissolution: The Role of Race, Age, and Gender Among Children in Foster Care
Oct 19, 2020

Researchers investigated rates of guardianship and adoption dissolution using a complete entry cohort from a large state foster care system and the associations between child characteristics and risk factors with dissolution.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Heterogeneity in the dynamic arousal and modulation of fear in young foster children
Sep 1, 2020

Researchers explored how child and context-related factors were associated with heterogeneity in young foster children’s organized patterns of fear response to distress.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Molecular stress indicator not observed in survivors of child sexual abuse
Aug 18, 2020

Researchers and medical experts have long known that child sexual abuse has profoundly negative effects on the health of survivors; however, an international team of researchers was not able to find a link between the abuse and telomere length, considered an indicator of cellular aging and health.

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State
Intergenerational transmission of childhood trauma? Testing cellular aging in mothers exposed to sexual abuse and their children
Aug 3, 2020

Researchers tested whether childhood sexual abuse (CSA) was associated with telomere length (TL) in adult females and further tested the hypothesis of intergenerational transmission of CSA-related effects by measuring TL in both CSA-exposed and non-exposed mothers and their children.

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A Little Blue Bird Told Me: Sentiment Change on Orphanage Tourism
Jul 27, 2020

Researchers assessed online conversations related to orphanage tourism to understand changes in the public’s sentiments over the past decade.

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