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Aug 12, 2020
Morgan Lentes - WDSU
Researchers at Tulane University's School of Social Work are studying the connection between the coronavirus pandemic and intimate partner violence, or IPV. Reggie Ferreira, an associate professor, said there has been a longstanding link between disasters and an increase in IPV
#Intimate Partner Violence
Jul 18, 2020
Larry Stone - Seattle Times
Dr. Catherine McKinley, associate professor in the school of social work at Tulane University, has extensively researched issues surrounding Native Americans. She said there are countless studies demonstrating how different forms of racism and discrimination negatively affect mental and social health — a major problem in the Native American community. “Dehumanizing media images have really been used since the beginning of colonization to denigrate native groups,’’ McKinley said. “So this is just a continued form of historical oppression."
#Community Violence
Jun 26, 2020
Carolyn Scofield - Tulane News
Physical distancing, isolation and quarantine meausures designed to stop the spread of the virus could lead to an increase in family violence at home, according to a perspective in Pediatrics co-authored by Tulane University child psychiatrists. The stress of bad behavior along with financial, logistical and existential concerns are a recipe for angry outbursts, even verbal and physical abuse, said co-author Dr. Charles Zeanah
#Child Maltreatment
Feb 03, 2020
Emily Woodruff - Nola.com
A new article published by VPI faculty Dr. Maeve Wallace found that homicide by an intimate partner is a leading cause of death for pregnant and postpartum women in Louisiana. She says, "Maternal mortality reduction efforts should incorporate violence prevention strategies and recommendations to prevent future maternal deaths."
#Intimate Partner Violence #Societal Structural

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