More than 230 Canadians a day are victims of family violence that are reported to police, Canada’s chief public health officer says in releasing a new report on a seldom discussed issue.
A new survey of Canadian university and college students finds many have struggled with mental health issues, while a disturbing number have also faced unwanted sexual advances and assaults.
The findings come from the National College Health Assessment survey, a self-reported, online survey that received responses from more than 43,000 students from over 41 colleges and universities. Continue reading
REVIEWS OF THE DEATHS of 13 young people known to the child and family agency Tusla have highlighted the importance of early intervention with children in Ireland experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Of the 13 young people who died, four died of natural causes, eight took their own lives and one died of a drug overdose. None of the reviews by the National Review Panel found a direct link between the deaths of the young people and the actions or inactions of services provided by Tusla. Continue reading
Exposure to domestic violence, abuse cast a long shadow, study finds
MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Adults who witnessed parental domestic violence in childhood are at increased risk for suicide attempts, a new study finds.
“When domestic violence is chronic in a home, there is a risk of long-term negative outcomes for the children, even when the children themselves are not abused,” said study lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson. She is a professor with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Social Work. Continue reading