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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Long-Term Health Effects of Violence, Abuse and Trauma Across the Lifespan: Implications for Healthcare Practice and Public Policy
Ashland and Akron, Ohio
April 16 and 17, 2013
Violence and Abuse Related News
- Karla Vaughan on 04/09/2014
- Posted by Tasneem Ismailji on 03/30/2014
APA releases task force report on Human Trafficking of Women and Girls in US.
“There is no typical case of human trafficking, which often overlaps with other closely related crimes, such as human smuggling, prostitution, intimate partner violence and child abuse,” states the report. Further “The field is in need of systematic, high-quality research to determine what works and what does not in preventing trafficking, in protecting victims and in prosecuting those engaged in the crime of human trafficking.”
- Karla Vaughan on 03/14/2014
As part of its commitment to improving the health of the nation’s most vulnerable people and to building a culture of health, the nation’s largest health-focused philanthropy, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently announced a $384,000, two-year grant to the ACEs Connection Network.
- Karla Vaughan on 02/20/2014