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AVA Publications | Statements | Resources

AVA Publications | Statements | Resources

AVA Statements

The Academy on Violence & Abuse joins health professionals around the world in condemning racism. As recent events remind us, racism fuels hatred, violence and death. Racism also has a profound impact on the health of those suffering under the weight of bigotry. It is not enough, though, to express our outrage or to join in mourning those who have died. We must also proactively respond to systemic racism and biases of any kind. We are committed to exploring this topic at our annual Global Health Summit and to advancing concrete steps to stem the tide of racism and to join our members and our colleagues around the world in this effort. We believe that black lives matter. We also believe that we must support this sentiment with action.

No Hit Zones

In this three-part training series, ISPCAN has partnered with Stacie LeBlanc and Randell Alexander of the National No Hit Zone Committee to introduce you to this comprehensive program, explain how to become a No Hit Zone, and impart key parenting practices that offer an effective alternative to corporal punishment.  We encourage you to visit the No Hit Zone website to access this valuable toolkit and create your own No Hit Zone where you live and work! The recording for the sessions are below and can also be accessed at 

AVA Suggested Websites

Tool Kits

  • Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care - This 6-part series was designed with the primary care practice in mind – those who may or may not be familiar with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events. This project was funded through a grant (UC4MC21534) from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

  • TIHCER developed and validated 43 competencies [1] across the 8 domains of the Physician Competency Reference Set [2] to create a roadmap that medical schools can adapt to meet their local needs. These TIC competencies complement the AAMC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Competencies and other Competency Sets [3] toward the goal of health and health equity for all. They will guide translation of the science of trauma and healing into essential curricular content for optimal undergraduate medical education and ultimately, patient care. This Competency Set can be used as a foundation for the creation of aligned competencies for graduate medical education, continuing education, and faculty development.

    This Toolkit contains the Competency Set along with a Glossary and an extensive Bibliography designed to accompany the competencies and provide essential vocabulary and readings for competency-based lessons. It also includes existing curricular Tools and Resources that can be used “as is” or tailored and enhanced to support development of robust educational content.