There are insufficient resources offering sexual assault response including the use of a rape kit. There is no centralized database showing how many and which U.S. emergency rooms have those resources onsite. This means that survivors are turned away and must go to an emergency room in another city or even another state. This leaves survivors so exhausted and defeated that they give up.
Sex education is still a controversial topic in American schools, largely due to the fact that the way we talk about it is outdated. Students need to know about their rights, their bodies, and what it all means concerning their sexual health.
The amount of Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM) on the internet is growing exponentially. We can only stop the spread of this abuse if everyone is prepared to identify it and report it. It is not just about looking for new victims. Some survivors who were rescued 20 years ago still have images traded daily online.
There are 2.3 million Americans who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. That is ~1% of the U.S. population. For years this group of people have been underrepresented and a stigma surrounding their mental illness still stands today. While mental health awareness has become a movement in the last several years, people still need to be educated on bipolar disorder and mental illness as a whole.
Exploring the symbolic meaning of guns in the United States may be one the best ways to approach theoretical questions concerning the effect of culture in action because it focuses on a single object -the gun- which brims with symbolic power far beyond its physical utility.
Food loss occurs for many reasons, with some types of loss—such as spoilage—occurring at every stage of the production and supply chain. Additionally, excess food in restaurants and catering businesses contribute a significant amount of waste to the billions of pound of food Americans throw away that could go towards feeding hungry mouths.
Climate change is an urgent threat to civilization, the effects of which are being seen all over the world through rising temperatures and heat waves. Extreme heat and natural disasters can increase the number of carcinogens in the air.
At more than $10,000 a year per person, and nearly 18 percent of all goods and services, health care in America has the highest health care rates in the world, consuming roughly twice as much as other well-off countries.
Over 700,000 children survive sexual abuse and neglect every year in the US, and more than 900 Child Advocacy Centers serve their needs. The first step in the process is the recording of forensic interviews to inform healing and the service of justice, without re-traumatizing the victim through retelling the story. These pieces of digital evidence need maximum security and privacy.
Right now all eyes are on the need to put an end to COVID-19, but the experience can also teach us a lot when it comes to reducing the chances of something like this happening again. Recognizing the shortfalls of the pandemic response will help us prepare for the next inevitable outbreak.