1. Supporting LGBTQ Youth: What Peer Educators Need to Know

    Administration for Children and Families grantee Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse shares innovative approaches to working with LGBTQ youth to build healthy relationships and communities. Attendees will learn about Love+ a domestic and sexual violence prevention project that works with young people to build...
  2. Update on Efforts to Address the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and HIV are intersecting epidemics that have far-reaching health consequences for women in the United States. When these two problems converge—as they do far too often—the impact on women is compounded and the consequences can be devastating. Failure to address that intersection leads to a vicious cycle...
  3. Project Empower: Injury and Violence Prevention Program

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: Virginia Commonwealth University, Injury and Violence Prevention Program Description: Project Empower by the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) health system recognizes intimate partner violence (IPV) as a public health issue. In 1997 the Forensic Nursing Team was established and has grown to include 10 members and 24/7 coverage in...
  4. Risky Business: Trauma Exposure and Rate of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in African American Children and Adolescents

    Demographics, parental risk factors, and experiencing interpersonal trauma (domestic violence, community violence, and physical and sexual abuse) are related to childhood posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Little is known about these factors and the risk of PTSD in African American children. This study examined associations between PTSD symptoms and gender, age, parent mental illness,...