Researchers at Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network are using a novel approach to further prevent child sexual abuse.
Parental responses that support children’s independence are less common in families facing more risk factors.
This study investigated associations between child maltreatment and body mass, body weight perceptions, and weight control behaviors among men and women.
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
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.
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.
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.