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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.

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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.