Tag: social work

Study Shows Innovative Program Helps Limit Domestic Violence

Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Tags: ,

October is domestic violence awareness month, and the statistics are horrifying. Nearly three in 10 women have been stalked or assaulted by their partner, and states reported investigating abuse cases involving 5.9 million children in 2010. It hurts children to be exposed to domestic violence, and child maltreatment and partner abuse too often happen in

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Dealing With Trauma And Its Aftermath

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | Tags: ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Karen Bullock, associate department head in NC State’s Department of Social Work, which is hosting a symposium on trauma for social workers and those in related fields. At a time when many families are adjusting to soldiers returning from combat, significant job layoffs, foreclosures on home mortgages,

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How To Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults

Monday, December 12th, 2011 | Tags:

Research tells us that scams targeting older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent, and can have devastating effects on the finances of seniors and their families. I’ve spoken to researchers at NC State who focus on this issue to get information you can use to help you protect yourself and your loved ones. Public awareness is

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Using Desire To Be A ‘Good Dad’ To Curb Domestic Violence

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 | Tags: ,

A lot of fathers who have battered their partners, and/or their kids, also witnessed domestic violence in their own homes as children. Many of these men want to do a better job as fathers. A pilot study in North Carolina is trying to tap into that desire to be a “good dad” to curb domestic

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