Welcome to The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA)
The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) is an academic leader in addressing health professionals' education and research on the effects of violence and abuse on people's health. AVA is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization and a member in good standing of the Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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Vice-President Biden gives a compelling speech at the Futures Conference in Washington D.C. He was the primary author and Senate sponsor of the Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA) passed in 1994 and has remained a strong advocate for protecting women and children. This is a "MUST SEE!
AVA former Chair and President Bob Block, MD speaking at the NHCVA Congressional Briefing
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