Violence Prevention Program

CDC contracted with Public Interest Directorate Violence Prevention Program to create a working group to prepare a report identifying promising practices and strategies to prevent child maltreatment that integrates mental health and health in community health centers.

By Julia M. Silva

Working Group on child maltreatment prevention through community health centers

CDC contracted with Public Interest Directorate Violence Prevention Program to create a working group to prepare a report identifying promising practices and strategies to prevent child maltreatment that integrates mental health and health in community health centers. The 7-member working group has been selected and is started its work in January with a conference call. The work will be accomplished through two face-to-face meetings in Washington, DC, email exchanges and additional conference calls. The report is planned to be released in the fall. Julia Silva, the office director, is the working group staff person.

Violence Prevention Experts listserv

A new listserv is being created by the Violence Prevention Program to serve as a resource for those committed to preventing violence through research, education, practice, and activism. The listserv will include information about relevant funding opportunities, conferences and summits,  the latest articles about violence prevention, APA Division announcements, and APA committees’ nomination announcements. If you are interested in signing up for this listserv, please contact Anusha Natarajan.

Summit on Violence and Abuse in Relationships: Connecting Agendas and Forging New Directions

As part of his presidential initiative, Alan Kazdin, PhD, 2008 President of APA is hosting a summit in Bethesda, MD on February 28-29, which will be sponsored by Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women, and Division 56, Trauma Psychology, CDC, and the University of Kentucky’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women. Several of the APA divisions are serving as collaborators. Topics include intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence and abuse, elder abuse, gender-based issues, cultural issues, and substance abuse. For more information and to register for this summit, go to:
the Reisman-White web page or go to www.APAViolenceSummit.org