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Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we promote healthy young families and healthy young adults by advancing evidence-based violence prevention through a range of education, research, & training activities. Our partners and collaborators include multiple universities and community-based agencies serving our most vulnerable populations.

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CVIP Announces the SAGE Project Collaboration led by the Buder Center.  Social Workers Advancing through Grounded Education.  Learn more here.

CVIP is proud to announce three new funded collaborative initiatives!
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded Washington University Brown School of Social work a three year Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grant.  The Brown School will create, Social Workers Advancing through Grounded Education (SAGE), to recruit, train and financially support both American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and non-AI/AN MSW students who, upon completion of their degree, are committed to working with vulnerable AI/AN children, youth, and their families. The project aims to strengthening partnerships with tribal communities to increase the number and caliber of social workers prepared for mental and behavioral health practice in Indian Country, with a specific focus on alleviating violence, substance abuse and mental health distress from childhood through young adulthood.
Key Faculty include: Drs. Molly Tovar, Amanda Moore McBride, David Patterson and Melissa Jonson- Reid.
There are two newly funded USDHHS Administration for Children and Families grants:

Intervening in Child Neglect: A Microsimulation Evaluation Model of Usual Care
Child neglect remains the most prevalent form of maltreatment reported in the United States and dominates the caseloads of all child welfare agencies. This study uses advanced statistical analyses of existing  data combined with economic, policy and population demographic information to build a microsimulation model of how usual care services for child neglect impact recurrent reports and entry into care. The model can be used to help administrators, policymakers, and researchers simulate effects on individuals related to policy change (as is most commonly used in other areas, such as welfare, tax and health policy) and help to guide implementation and evaluation of innovative and evidence-based practices to impact child neglect. 
PI: Melissa Jonson-Reid, Co-Inv Timothy McBride and Patricia Kohl, Inv: Derek Brown, Brett Drake, Shenyang Guo amd Peter Hovmand

Housing Services in Child Welfare: Economic Evaluation of Systems Coordination
 This study takes advantage of an experiment in the child welfare system to test the costs and cost effectiveness of an intervention for inadequately housed families under investigation for child maltreatment. The project simultaneously aims to inform evidence-based services for homeless families involved in the child welfare system, while using innovative systems science approaches to investigate complexities involved in the implementation of coordinated housing and child welfare services.
PI:  Patrick Fowler; Investigators: Derek Brown and Peter Hovmand


 Latest News:

Suicide Prevention Week  Many of you may be aware that this is Suicide Prevention Week and the International Suicide Prevention Day is coming up. Here are some resources we at CVIP wanted to share with you as we remember how incredibly important this issue is and the number of lives it touches.

























































































































































































































Featured Research

Understanding the Trauma Treatment Needs of Justice-Involved Women  Without appropriate interventions and the supports needed, justice-involved women and their children are at risk for poor outcomes.   More

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Learn about the work of our Center in our newsletter, "Taking Flight."  More

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