Posted 17 July 2018 in StressPoints by Margaret McLafferty, PhD, Cherie Armour, PhD, and Siobhan O’Neill, PhD
Mental health disorders are highly prevalent among university students and appear to be increasing in severity (Prince, 2015; Thorley, 2017). Some students commence university with pre-existing psychological problems, but for others the stress of university life can trigger psychopathology.
Posted 17 July 2018 in StressPoints by Jessica Carney, BA
Educator sexual misconduct is defined as “behavior by an educator that is directed at a student and intended to sexually arouse or titillate the educator or the child” (Shakeshaft, 2004, p.1). Estimates reveal that roughly 7 percent of students in grades eight to 11 experience contact misconduct from an educator (i.e., being touched in a sexual way, kissing, and/or doing something sexual other than kissing; Shakeshaft, 2003).
Posted 17 July 2018 in StressPoints by Kristen N. Gray, M.A. and Chelsea M. Cogan, M.A.
“The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment, and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it” (TimesUp, 2017). The #TimesUp movement began and continues to gain popularity as an action-driven cause aimed at ending inequality between men and women within the workplace.
Posted 17 July 2018 in StressPoints by Bridget Cho, MA
In recent years, there has been greater awareness that some children are disproportionately likely to become engaged with child welfare services based on their racial identity. African American males in particular are more likely to be placed in institutional settings, experience more placement moves, and are more likely to age out of care compared to the general population of children (Miller, Farrow, Meltzer, & Notkin, 2012).
Posted 17 July 2018 in StressPoints by Howard Lipke, PhD
In Crimes of the Father, Thomas Keneally, a former seminarian and author of Booker Prize-winning Shindler’s List, takes on the history of widespread sexual abuse in the Catholic Church as it began to be revealed in the 1990s. In Keneally’s 2016 novel, as in Pat Barker’s Regeneration Trilogy about World War I, trauma and its effects are shown from many perspectives, including that of the mental health professionals of the time.