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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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AVA Endorses Recommendations of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center’s Report to USA Swimming:
The AVA endorsed the recommendations of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center’s report to USA Swimming, released January 27th, as a significant advance in assuring the safety and health of children and adolescents involved in its programs. AVA hopes that other youth serving organizations, including education and other sports, will adopt similar strong protections for children and adolescents. The AVA also commends USA Swimming for having sought an independent, high quality assessment of its child protection policies and training programs. The report, “When the Athlete is a Child: An Assessment of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program" is available on the USA Swimming website.
Violence and Abuse Related News
- Karla Vaughan on 02/20/2014
- Posted by Tasneem Ismailji on 02/16/2014
Register for Webinar On February 27, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the National District Attorneys Association, will present “How Therapy Animal Programs Can Help Maltreated Children.” When children have been abused, neglected, or exposed to violence, telling adults about their experiences can be difficult and testifying in court can be traumatic. This Webinar will focus on how therapy animals can help abused children through the court process and what professionals should consider when incorporating an animal-assisted intervention program.
- Posted by Tasneem Ismailji on 02/11/2014
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.Great blog on teen dating violence awarness with many resources
- Posted by Tasneem Ismailji on 02/09/2014
Lead by Dr Megan Bair Merritt, AVA members have published a timely review of IPV interventions for primary care providers.
- Posted by Tasneem Ismailji on 02/02/2014
Please read this review of an important issue of late life IPV