Welcome to The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA)
The mission of the AVA is to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of those affected by violence and abuse across the lifespan.
With your help we can better educate and train health professionals to recognize and treat the often unrecognizable health effects of violence and abuse. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.
Washington Post Editorial:
AVA Board Member, Victor Vieth, was asked by the Washington Post, to write an editorial on how parents should respond when they learn a child has sexually abused a sibling. What happened to the Duggar family could happen to your family. Here’s how to prevent it.
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Violence and Abuse Related News
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Connections Among Adverse Childhood Experiences, Exposure to Animal Cruelty and Toxic Stress: What Do Professionals Need to Consider?Tasneem Ismailji on 12/07/2014
- Tasneem Ismailji on 10/13/2014
- Tasneem Ismailji on 09/11/2014