Researchers explored how child and context-related factors were associated with heterogeneity in young foster children’s organized patterns of fear response to distress.
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.
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.
Researchers assessed online conversations related to orphanage tourism to understand changes in the public’s sentiments over the past decade.
Sheridan Miyamoto in Penn State College of Nursing is one of 11 nurse scientists accepted to the inaugural cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators.
Penn State’s nationally recognized Child Maltreatment Solutions Network is taking preventative measures to promote a safer community for the children locally in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Penn State’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center has been utilizing telehealth along with a community-engaged solution to enhance sexual assault care in rural and underserved communities in Pennsylvania.
Sentencing studies consistently show that male offenders receive more severe sentences than females.
Two SSRI cofunded faculty members were recently selected to join Governor Tom Wolf’s 'Trauma-Informed PA Think Tank', a statewide initiative to develop the commonwealth's capacity for trauma-informed care.