The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA) is comprised of more than 30 national professional health associations, dedicated to reducing and addressing the health consequences of violence, in all forms, and abuse. Learn more about NHCVA and view a list of member associations. NHCVA offers free resources and  webinars featuring experts on key topics in health and domestic/sexual violence. For more information, please contact us.

Updates and Action Alerts

Thank you to our webinar host, speakers, and sponsors from: Futures Without Violence (FWV), National Collaborative on Trauma-Informed Health Care Education and Research (TIHCER), and The National Council, and Zufall Health, presenting on work funded by Kaiser Permanente. Thank you, as well, to all who were able to attend:

A Change Package for Advancing Trauma Informed Care in Primary Care settings
The webinar recording, slides, and other materials are linked on our webinar page.

NHCVA-APSAC Statement of Concern and Offer to Help Inform the Protection and Care of Immigrant Children in Federal Custody

Statement and List of Professional Societies’ endorsements

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), a member organization of NHCVA, released their Position Statement on Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families at the United States Border in June 2018. Many other professional societies, and others, also posted strong statements opposing that policy. This spring, APSAC drafted a Professional Societies’ Statement of Concern and Offer to Help policy makers assure the proper care for immigrant children in federal custody. APSAC invited NHCVA at its May 2019 meeting to lead this effort by posting and circulating the statement to its members. The professional societies and other organizations endorsing this statement agree to provide their expertise and knowledge on a bipartisan basis to the U.S. Congress and other national leaders to develop legislation that is research-informed, evidence-based, and follows best practices standards for the health of children and youth.