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Center for Violence & Injury Prevention

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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  A message from the Director for the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention:

Our hearts go out to the residents of Ferguson who have been traumatized by recent events and to all those, like Michael Brown's family, who have lost loved ones to violence. It is important that we join with others to help generate and promote solutions to the problems that contribute to violence in our families and communities.  Among these are the economic, educational, health, legal, and social disparities that give rise to stress, conflict, and despair.  It is no accident that poverty is associated with everything from the maltreatment of a child by a parent to violent encounters on our streets.  Social/economic justice and violence are not separate issues. 

Many faculty, student and agency partners are already actively engaged in work to support the Ferguson community.  While the important work to address trauma and build trust and community locally continues, I add my voice to others that are calling for the long-term and deep engagement required to bring about lasting change.   We look forward to continued work with students, faculty and community groups to build a society in which all people have equal access to the resources and caring needed to live healthy, productive and violence free lives.


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 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

Our Newsletter

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

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