Category: Emily Rothman

Cyber dating abuse ‘common,’ Children’s scientists find

November 17th, 2014 in 2014, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

Officer David Artman routinely talks to kids in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District about being safe. Fifth-graders learn about cyberbullying. Eighth graders learn about domestic violence. But so far, he said, there isn’t a lesson for how the two come together — when teens use social media, texting and other technology against their boyfriends and girlfriends…

Expert quote:

“It’s really horrific to think we have a generation of young people who thinks it’s normal to treat people this way.”

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‘Sexual consent’ app ‘Good 2 Go’ causes stir

October 1st, 2014 in 2014, Emily Rothman, NBC Today Show, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Campus Sexual Assaults Draw Greater Scrutiny

September 29th, 2014 in 2014, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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During her freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley, Meghan Warner was raped by two fellow students at a fraternity party. She didn’t report it at the time, she said, because she didn’t realize it was rape…

Expert quote:

“It is hardly surprising that students are confused. There’s confusion among adults, too.”

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Experts see Rice case as ‘teachable moment’ in effort to curb domestic violence

September 12th, 2014 in 2014, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, Providence Journal, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

Domestic violence experts say the public furor over the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice incident has created a great opportunity for teaching coachable young men how to pursue healthy relationships with women…

Expert quote:

“The Ray Rice situation is a pivotal incident that has presented a teachable moment.”

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Oscar Pistorius’ unnamed accomplice

May 12th, 2014 in 2014, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

When track star Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year, he did not do it by himself. The disabled South African athlete — known as the “Blade Runner” for his high tech prosthetic legs — did not strangle his victim; he did not punch or kick her to death. Instead, he called on an all too willing, available and lethal accomplice: a 9 mm pistol at his bedside, a gun he testified he keeps for “protection” from home invasion…

Expert quote:

“The gun can elevate the overall level of tension and fear the victim experiences daily. It can up the ante.”

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High School Dating Violence Rates Unchanged For 12 Years, Study Says

December 11th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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A new study by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) indicates that high school students are being abused at a disturbing rate that has held steady for 12 years…

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“While 9 percent may sound low, this figure puts dating violence on par with many of the other public health issues that we tend to view as serious problems, such as obesity, frequent cigarette smoking, or driving after drinking. ..”

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Public Health Alert: One In 10 High Schoolers Hurt By Dates With Slaps, Strikes

November 25th, 2013 in 2013, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health, WBUR 0 comments

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A new study by Boston public health researchers paints a bleak portrait of the dating scene among young people: One in 10 high schoolers say they’ve been hit or otherwise physically hurt by someone they dated in the past year…

Expert quote:

“Dating violence is a big deal. It’s one of the more serious public health problems that high school students are facing. But where it ranks in funding is not commensurate with how prevalent it is and how potentially harmful.”

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Sexual Violence Common Among Adolescents

October 7th, 2013 in 2013, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Nearly one in 10 of the 14- to 21-year-olds surveyed reported perpetrating sexual violence in their lifetime, researchers found…

Expert quote:

“Although I was saddened by the results of this study, I was not surprised. We have known for decades that the prevalence of sexual violence victimization among youth is unacceptably high, and that youth are responsible for 30% to 50% of the perpetration of childhood sexual abuse.”

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1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey

July 31st, 2013 in 2013, Emily Rothman, HealthDay News, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they’ve suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they’ve been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds…

Expert quote:

“It is sorely disappointing that we have not seen improvements in the prevalence of dating violence in the past 12 years, but there is a clear reason for it. We spend virtually no money on dating violence prevention or education in schools and communities. Problems don’t change unless you try to fix them.”

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Teens trained to spot drama before it turns dangerous

June 25th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

Lauren Astley knew her ex-boyfriend was having a hard time getting over their breakup…

Expert quote:

“The problem is when we look at incidents like this as random acts of craziness instead of dating violence.”

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