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 intimate partner violence (IPV) 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.

Recent Events:

Thank you for joining our webinar on May 20, 2015. Please scroll down to access the slides and recording.

Elder Abuse: Raising Awareness and Impact on Health

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 9:00-10:30am PDT/ 10:00-11:30pm MDT/ 11:00-12:30pm CDT/ 12:00-1:30pm EDT

To register, please follow this link: https://futureswithoutviolence.adobeconnect.com/e3n70lca9a1/event/registration.html


Elder abuse is an increasing common problem. Elder abuse may include physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, as well as financial exploitation, neglect, abandonment, and self-neglect. Often the victim is in an ongoing relationship with the abuser such as an intimate partner, family member, or caregiver. This webinar aims to raise awareness about the issue of elder abuse and help participants recognize elder abuse and identify the most appropriate resources for referrals. The response to elder abuse requires a collaborative approach.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the various categories of elder abuse and their prevalence.
2. Review the current research on risk factors, screening, strategies for prevention, and most effective responses to elder abuse.
3. Discuss the resources available for victims of elder abuse 

Featured Speakers:

Xinqi Dong, MD, MPH, Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Rush University Medical Center
Shelly Fox, Justice System Coordinator, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
Karen Roberto, PhD, Director, Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech
Mary Twomey, MSW, Project Manager, California Social Work Education Center, UC Berkeley

Continuing Medical Education: Physicians (MD or DO only)

Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Futures Without Violence designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For more information about receiving CME credits, please see instructions below.
Certificates of Completion: Futures Without Violence can issue certificates of completion upon request.

Instructions for receiving CME credits:

1. Register for the webinar.
2. Login to join the live webinar on January 26, 2015. Your login and log out times will be automatically recorded by the online webinar system.
3. Complete the online evaluation form in its entirety by January 28, 2015 (the link will be provided at the end of the webinar).
Certificate of Completion:
A Certificate of Completion is only available for participants receiving CME credits. A certificate will be provided after steps 1-3 above have been completed. Please be sure to include your full name, address, and e-mail on the evaluation form. You will receive an electronic copy of the certificate via email approximately 7-14 business days after receipt of your evaluation form.
Cost of Activity:
There is no cost to receive credit or to participate in this webinar.
Commercial Support:
This activity received no commercial support.
Conflict of Interest Declaration:
A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to effect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship. The planners and presenters of this continuing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.
System Requirements:
• Broadband Internet access – DSL, satellite, cable or other broadband server
• Color monitor
• Computer speakers/headphones or telephone to listen to audio. You may also listen to audio using a phone to call the conference line number.
• Conduct a systems test:  http://futureswithoutviolence.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
• If you want to print your certificate, you will need access to a printer.
Privacy and Confidentiality:
All personal information will remain confidential. We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. Name, email and other information provided by a participant will be used appropriately to provide information on related activities including upcoming webinars and other events.

Watch the recording: http://futureswithoutviolence.adobeconnect.com/p1l3zimksgg/

Download the slides: NHCVA Elder Abuse Webinar Slides PDF

Questions? Please contact Anisa Ali aali@futureswithoutviolence.org.


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Reducing Firearm-Related Harms: Time for Us to Study and Speak Out

AVA Health’s ACEs Best Practices

Nadine Burke Harris: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime (TED Talk)

Elder Abuse Roadmap

For more resources, please visit our resources page.

Recent Events:

2015 NHCVA Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill

This briefing on March 18, 2015 highlighted the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and toxic stress on children’s health, development, and educational success as well as resilience and protective factors and opportunities to support vulnerable families and children. Policy opportunities including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), supports for school based health centers, and home visitation programs were discussed. 


  • Olga Acosta-Price, PhD, Director, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, George Washington University
  • Robert Block, MD, FAAP, Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics Past President (2011-2012)
  • Kana Enomoto, MA, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration 
  • Jessica Scheno, High School Student and Co-Chair of the Health Center Student Advisory Committee, Maranacook Community High School , Readfield, Maine
  • Moderator: Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, R.N, FAAN, Anna D Wolfe Endowed Chair, Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

Recent Webinar:

Thank you for joining our webinar on January 26th, 2015:

Campus Sexual Assault: What Clinicians Need to Know

10:00-11:30am PDT/ 11:00-12:30pm MDT/ 12:00-1:30pm CDT/ 1:00-2:30pm EDT


Sexual violence on college campuses is far too common a problem. The purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness about the issue and to discuss effective strategies for violence prevention and victim support. This webinar is intended to provide guidance for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, medical doctors, and other clinicians who work with young adults.

To listen to the recording and access the slides, please visit this page.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the prevalence of sexual violence on campuses and identify barriers to services
  • Discuss the role of alcohol in campus sexual assault
  • Discuss how to engage healthcare providers in effective responses to sexual assault
  • Discuss comprehensive approaches to sexual violence prevention

Featured Speakers:

  • Antonia Abbey, PhD, MA Professor & Area Chair of Cognitive, Developmental and Social Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Tricia Bent-Goodley, PhD, MSW, LICSW Professor & Director, Howard University School of Social Work
  • Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH Nurse Scientist and Director, Partners Healthcare
  • Lynn Rosenthal, BASW White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

Questions? Please contact Anisa Ali aali@futureswithoutviolence.org.

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