Friday, October 7, 2022


Following a settlement with tribes, SD phases In voting-access reforms; older voters: formidable factor in Maine gubernatorial race; walking: a simple way to boost heart health.


Biden makes a major move on marijuana laws; the U.S. and its allies begin exercises amid North Korean threats; and Generation Z says it's paying close attention to the 2022 midterms.


Rural residents are more vulnerable to a winter wave of COVID-19, branding could be key for rural communities attracting newcomers, and the Lummi Nation's totem pole made it from Washington state to D.C.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Health experts say child neglect can result in developmental delays, along with behavioral and emotional issues. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Researchers Link Medicaid Expansion with Child-Neglect Reduction

As South Dakota voters prepare to consider a proposed Medicaid expansion, emerging research suggests giving these programs a bigger reach can lead to …

Rates of child abuse and neglect are five times higher for children in families with low socioeconomic status, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)<br />

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Trust Your Gut, Know the Signs to Spot, Prevent Child Abuse

Child abuse cases in the state dropped between 2019 and 2020, but Kentucky still ranks fifth among states for incidents of child maltreatment…

Engaging Men addresses bringing men into the conversation both as survivors of sexual violence and as allies. (Adobe Stock)
'Engaging Men' Brings New Voices into Sexual-Violence Dialogue

An initiative at one Ohio nonprofit is taking on the topic of men and sexual violence. There is a false notion men are not experiencing sexual …

The Giffords Law Center says nearly 56% of all suicide deaths in Indiana involve firearms. Gun-control advocates say that's another reason why it's important to limit access to firearms. (Adobe Stock)<br />
IN Group: Restricting Gun Access Could Help Prevent Suicides

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and Indiana advocates pushing for stricter gun laws say access to firearms should get more attention…

Abortions are still legal in Pennsylvania through the 23rd week of pregnancy. (TRAC1/Adobe Stock)
PA Groups' Call to Action for Reproductive Rights

In about a month, the Pennsylvania General Assembly revisits a controversial proposal with five separate amendments to the state Constitution…

Minnesota's Safe at Home program began operating in 2007. (Adobe Stock)
New MN Law Enhances Confidentiality Program for Abuse Victims

A new Minnesota law has gone into effect this week involving a program that keeps address information confidential for victims of domestic abuse…

Some abusers use gaslighting and control tactics to undermine their partner's ability to leave. (Adobe Stock)
Domestic Violence, Addiction and Mental Health: Unraveling a Complex Web

New work is being done in Ohio to help free people who are caught in the complex web of domestic violence, addiction and mental health. Cheryl Stahl…

Domestic violence experts say it can take seven attempts for a victim to permanently leave their situation. (Adobe Stock)
ND Groups Navigate Challenges to Expand Crime Victim Aid

Non-profits assisting North Dakota crime victims are trying to maintain services they've been building in recent years. As demand reaches pre-…

If passed by Congress, military survivors of sexual trauma could receive peer-support services at their local Veterans Affairs office. There are more than a dozen offices throughout Connecticut. (Adobe Stock)
Federal Bill Offers Peer Support to Military Sexual-Assault Survivors

Bipartisan federal legislation introduced this week would provide more personalized mental health services to survivors of military sexual assault and…

Wyoming-based Chelsea's Fund provides financial support for women seeking an abortion, and also is accepting donations. (Adobe Stock)
Post-Roe Resources Available for Wyoming Women

Abortion is on course to be illegal in Wyoming after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade Friday. Justices ruled the 50-year …

More than one-third of Victim Services workers in Ohio say they don't have enough paid time off from their jobs to maintain a work-life balance. (Adobe Stock)
Burnout, Inadequate Pay Plague Ohio's Victim Services Workforce

Ohioans who work, day in and day out, with some of the most vulnerable populations are struggling with major burnout, according to new data. Program …

The same conditions creating poverty can increase risk factors for intimate-partner violence. (Adobe Stock)
Economic Supports as a Pathway to Violence Prevention

Economic supports could be the key to reducing intimate-partner violence, which claims the lives of dozens of Ohioans each year. Research from the …


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