Spring 2015 Stipend Award Winner

A $750 support stipend will be awarded to CVIP certificate student Sheronnabah Harvey. Read More

Chris King Delivers Lecture at Washington University

Dr. Christopher King gave the lecture “The Promise of Two-Generation Anti-Poverty Strategies: Existing and Emerging Evidence” at Washington University. Read More

Jill Korbin Speaks at Washington University

In October CVIP invited Jill Korbin to share her work on child maltreatment. Read More

Child maltreatment underreported in Medicaid claims, study finds

Ramesh Raghavan has completed a study in which he found that Medicaid claims are a poor way in identifying child abuse and neglect at a population level. Read More

A Message from Center Director Melissa Jonson-Reid

Like many of you I have been watching the Adrian Peterson case unfold. I began reflecting on this as a parent, Director of CVIP, and a researcher and teacher very interested in maltreatment and child well-being. Read More

Suicide Prevention Week 2014

This is Suicide Prevention Week and the International Suicide Prevention Day is coming up. Read More

Victims of Child Abuse Act Passed

Last week, through a bi-partisan effort, the House of Representatives passed the final version of the Victims of Child Abuse Act. Read More

May 2014 CVIP Certificate Graduates

CVIP is proud to recognize 11 graduating masters-level students who have earned their Violence Prevention Certificates through the Center for Violence and injury Prevention’s certificate program. Read More

April is both National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April is both National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Read More

Piquero Lecture: Career Patterns of Offenders

On March 27th, Dr. Piquero will be giving a lecture on career patters of offenders and what the research tells us about preventing recidivism and escalation. Read More

Safe & Sound: Forum on Gun Violence

The purpose of the forum is to address gun violence as a public health issue affecting all of our children and to help provide practical steps to protecting children in our communities. Read More

CDC develops uniform definition of bullying

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on youth bullying titled Bullying Surveillance among Youths: Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements. Read More

Obama Targets College Sexual Assault Epidemic

Recently, President Obama spoke to the issue of sexual violence occurring on college campuses, calling it “an affront on our basic decency and humanity.” Read More

CVIP Director Melissa Jonson-Reid Discusses Battling Child Abuse and Neglect in Missouri

Dr. Jonson-Reid discusses how child abuse and neglect is not just a social welfare problem, but a public health issue as well. Read More

CVIP Authors Two New Policy Briefs

The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention (CVIP) has made available 2013 policy briefs through its Policy Brief Series. Read More

CVIP Partner Recognized as Model Program Local and Nationally, Replication for East St. Louis

The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention (CVIP) partner agency the SPOT has been recognized as a model program by local and national public health agencies. Read More

CVIP Field Agency Partner Tackles Childhood Trauma Locally

The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention field agency partner Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis tackles childhood trauma in the St. Louis area. Read More

Summertime Safety Tips

Summer is a time for lazy days, family outings, and exciting vacations, but all those activities and warmer temperatures can bring new risks for children as well. Read More

Sha-Lai Williams, CVIP PhD, Affiliate Named Bouchet Fellow

CVIP PhD Affiliate Sha-Lai L. Williams was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education April 19-20 at Yale University. Read More

CVIP Doctoral Affiliate Annah Bender Selected as the 2012-2013 PhD Scholar

Third year doctoral student Annah Bender has been selected as its new PhD Scholar. Annah’s primary research interests include intimate partner violence and women’s health, mental health, and rural populations. Read More

CVIP Congratulates its 2013 Masters’ Certificate Graduates

This spring and summer 2013, seven master’s level students will earn their Violence Prevention Certificates through the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention’s certificate program. Read More

CVIP Doctoral Affiliate Megan Feely Selected as Doris Duke Fellow

​CVIP doctoral affiliate Megan Feely has been awarded the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Read More

CVIP Co-Sponsors Missouri’s First Family Impact Seminar

On January 16, 2013 Missouri’s first Family Impact Seminar was held in Jefferson City. The focus of the seminar was on child welfare. Read More

CVIP Director Discusses Sandy Hook Tragedy

CVIP Director Melissa Jonson-Reid shares her thoughts following the Sandy Hook tragedy. Read More

CVIP Call for Letters of Intent for Projects

CVIP is seeking Letters of Intent for research projects. Read More

Missouri Ask Listen Refer Program

Partners in Prevention announce the start of a new online suicide prevention education program called Missouri Ask Listen Refer. Read More

One Year Developmental Projects Awarded by CVIP

Earlier this year, CVIP put out a call for applications for one-year developmental projects related to the center’s four focus areas. Read More

Call for Posters by the Translational Research in Child Neglect Consortium

The upcoming annual meeting of the Translational Research in Child Neglect Consortium (TRCNC) has announced an opportunity for participants to present their new work on child neglect during a poster session and reception. Read More

May 2012 Certificate Graduates

The CVIP is extremely proud of its growing Master’s Certificate student program and its recent May 2012 graduates. Read More

CVIP’s RA Receives Shirlee Fink Kahn Award for Volunteerism

Tzu-Hsin Huang received the Shirlee Fink Kahn Award for Volunteerism at the Brown School Recognition Commencement Ceremony. Read More

New Research and Evaluation FAQ Tool

CVIP is pleased to announce a new Research and Evaluation FAQ document that offers essential tips and tools for agencies writing grants and looking for collaborating partners. Read More

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Here are some things that you can do to learn more about child abuse prevention and support agencies that are working to end child abuse. Read More

Lina Millett is CVIP’s 2012-2013 PhD Scholar

CVIP has selected Lina Millett as its new PhD Scholar. The CVIP PhD Scholar program is a one-year competitively awarded, paid, transdisciplinary predoctoral training program. Read More

Funding Opportunity for CVIP Developmental Projects

​Funding for 1 year “seed projects” will be available in year 4 pending continued funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More

Melissa Jonson-Reid Awarded Dr. Terry Leet Research Award

On October 14, 2011, the Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition honored Center Director, Dr. Melissa Jonson-Reid and 5 other award recipients for “their outstanding leadership and advocacy for mothers and babies”. Read More

Building Careers for Research in Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence: Early Career Scholar Interdisciplinary Training Program

Child maltreatment (CM) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are significant public health concerns. Read More

The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention Has Moved to a New Location

The Brown Center for Violence and Injury Prevention is now located at Washington University’s North Campus. Read More

11 Injury Control Research Centers advocate for further investment in injury prevention

Recently, directors of America’s 11 Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) presented a fact sheet to Congressional leaders that called for further investment in injury prevention research. Read More

CVIP Faculty Affiliate Nancy Weaver Discusses New Car Seat Policies

CVIP Affiliate, Dr. Nancy Weaver explains the new policies for car seats offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read More

CVIP and SafeKids Missouri Collect Donations for Joplin

​The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention partnered with SafeKids Missouri last month to collect donations for families impacted by the devastating tornado that struck Joplin. Read More

First Cohort of CVIP Masters Certificate Students Graduate

The CVIP’s first cohort of Masters Certificate students graduated this May. Read More

Megan Petra Named CVIP PhD Affiliate with Distinction

Megan Petra, a fourth year PhD student in the Brown School, has been named BCVIP PhD Affiliate with Distinction in recognition of her outstanding dissertation proposal and its fit with BCVIP priorities. Read More

CVIP PhD Scholar Paul Lanier Awarded Doris Duke Fellowship

CVIP PhD Scholar and Affiliate Paul Lanier has been awarded the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Read More

Examining the impact of Intimate Partner Violence on the lives of women and their children

CVIP Affiliate Terri Weaver has created a training DVD, “Examining the impact of Intimate Partner Violence on the lives of women and their children.” Read More

A Cry for the Vulnerable

Through her collaborative research, Professor Melissa Jonson-Reid addresses the dark realities of child abuse and neglect, and their effects on children, families and society. by Judy H. Watts. Read More

Paul Lanier Selected as CVIP’s New PhD Scholar

​CVIP has selected Paul Lanier as its new PhD Scholar. Read More

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

In 2009, 109 Missouri children died of child abuse and neglect, an increase of 11 percent over 2008, according to the Missouri Department of Social Services. Read More

Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Handbook

The Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Handbook is a pocket-sized, quick-reference booklet for suicide survivors. Read More

Exposure to U.S. media and other cultural factors increases risk for suicide attempts among Dominican teens

Faculty affiliate Juan Pena shares findings from new study. Read More

Hidden Halloween Horror

Chocolate bars are a popular Halloween treat, but some come with a cruel trick – abusive and hazardous child labor in West African cocoa farms, writes faculty affiliate Charita Castro. Read More

Program to help girls in foster care prevent unwanted pregnancy

Washington University is launching a regional pregnancy prevention program for Missouri girls in foster care spearheaded by Katie Plax, MD. Read More

Systems dynamics modeling shows great promise for violence prevention

This CDC-funded project is developing and testing a new method to reduce interpersonal violence among the veteran population. Read More

$2 million grant addresses parents’ role in children’s behavior

Evaluating a parent-training program in the vulnerable child welfare population is the focus of a $2 million grant awarded to the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention at Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School. Read More

Brown School home to new Injury Control Research Center
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention at Washington University’s Brown School as an Injury Control Research Centers. Read More