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Center for Violence & Injury Prevention

Our mission is to 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.


There are no words to express our sorrow and outrage at this weekend's tragic shooting. Our hearts go out to the survivors and families our friends and our colleagues who mourn.  As we come together to heal we must also remain committed to our efforts, large and small, local and global, to end hatred and violence. I am reminded that while this was not the largest mass shooting in US history (e.g., the Tulsa riot in the 1920's and Wounded Knee in the 1800s)--it was the largest of its kind  in nearly 100 years.  Many are particularly struck with the number of incidents there seem to have been in the last 20 years (e.g, Newtown, the Virginia Campus shooting, Aurora, Charlotte, Fort Hood, San Bernardino and others) - some motivated by hate and others seemingly the tragic result of mental illness.  The shooting at The Pulse stands in particular stark contrast to the advances we celebrated this past year for gay marriage.  ​

However, as Lin-Manuel Miranda said at the recent Tony awards "We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer..."   I remain confident that our love and collective actions to work toward violence free homes, communities and societies will prevail. I am deeply thankful to Donny Gerke, a CVIP PhD student affiliate and colleague who came forward to offer his reflection, call to action and resources.  Please read his elegant statement and join me in standing together with our LGBT community during this difficult time.  


The CDC Injury Center released a new infographic: Injury and Violence in the U.S. by the Numbers. The infographic provides a snapshot of injury and violence and conveys the magnitude of the problem in terms of morbidity, mortality and cost to society. It highlights key data and proven prevention strategies for Motor Vehicle Injury, Prescription Drug Overdose, Child Abuse and Neglect, Older Adult Falls, Sexual Violence and Youth Sports Concussions.

Every year 199,800 pe​ople die from injuries and violence. For every person that dies, 13 are hospitalized and 135 are treated in an emergency room. Learn more about injuries and violence and what can be done to prevent them:

Infographic: Injury and Violence in the U.S. by the Numbers


"We are pleased to announce the receipt of a postdoctoral training institute grant focus on child maltreatment research, PIs are Melissa Jonson-Reid, Washington University and Cathy S Widom, John Jay College of Criminal Justice--we are looking forward to the first institute in St Louis in 2017...stay tuned for more information!"

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