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Our healthcare system and society struggle to address the impact that violence and abuse have on our health. The AVA is an organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to spreading education and research on the lifelong effects of violence and abuse.

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  • Victor Vieth, JD * AVA Past President, Zero Abuse Project
    Victor Vieth, JD * AVA Past President, Zero Abuse Project

    The AVA reflects the best that is in us as we strive to break out of silos and work across disciplines to address violence across the lifespan. Simply stated, the AVA makes the world a better, safer, more hopeful place.

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Register above for the ACE's/No Hit Zones Davis County training event. Starts on June 30, 2022 at 12:00pm Mountain Time.

Part-1 of a 2-Part series: Can Early Intervention in Intergenerational Trauma Improve Health and Save Lives? Presented by Nora Nora Montalvo-Liendo PhD, RN, FAAN. May 20, 12:00-1:00pm PT.

Save the Date for Part 2: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 12:00pm-1:00pm PT Can Primary Care Providers Address Intergenerational Trauma? Presented by R.J. Gillespie MD, MHPE, FAAP.

Please use this link to register for part-1:

Please join us at The National Citizen Review Panel 2022 conference May 23-25, at the beautiful Asilomar Retreat Center—Pacific Grove California.

California’s Citizen Review Panels are excited to welcome their colleagues from across the country to the first in-person National CRP Conference in two years! We are hoping that other state teams will join us in celebrating our ability to learn from one another about the great work that is taking place in their states.

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