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Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - NH: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

A new uSafeNH app will be available this fall to students at all 26 New Hampshire colleges and universities, offering guidance if they are victims of sexual assault. (M. Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. — In New Hampshire and around the country, one-in-five women will be sexually assaulted during her college career, according to local prevention advocates. A new mobile app will be available this fall to help women on all college campuses across the state. Students spend a lot

Photo: Help is now available for New Hampshire victims of domestic violence with local shelters offering Safe Haven for pets. Photo Credit: @mlcliff

CONCORD, N.H. - Domestic violence victims in the Granite State who may stay in abusive homes because of concerns about their pets' well-being if they leave now have a place to turn. People who commit domestic violence often also harm pets, and that can make victims of domestic violence feel trapped

DURHAM, N.H. - At least one in four children has been exposed to physical violence between their parents at some point in their lives, a new report finds, and more than 10 percent witnessed this violence in the past year. Heather Turner, a professor and co-author of the report released by the Unive

CONCORD, N.H. - Turn on just about any of the hundreds of channels available to TV audiences today and you are sure to find a crime drama... and by the end of the episode, the bad guy is caught and the crime is solved. When it comes to sexual assault crimes against women in New Hampshire, however, t

CONCORD, N.H. - According to the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), between 700 and 800 children live in foster homes in New Hampshire. Many studies point to a correlation between economic stress and increased substance abuse, neglect and abuse in families - the primary reasons child

Concord, NH – Modern-day slavery is alive and well in New Hampshire, according to a new legislative commission report that looks at human trafficking for sexual or labor exploitation. Jennifer Durant with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a member of the Sta

Concord, NH – A new facet of domestic violence is getting attention, as experts gauge the increased risks for women who have disabilities. A study presented at this week's American Public Health Association meeting indicates that women with a disability are almost three times more likely to re

Boston, MA – The statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit related to childhood sexual abuse is being extended to 12 years after the victim's 18th birthday, an increase of five years. Gov. John Lynch is signing the extension into law today. The law is needed, victim advocates say, beca

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