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 Resources:

Recent Events:

Thank you for joining our webinar on May 20, 2015. You can access the slides here and view the recording here.

Elder Abuse: Raising Awareness and Impact on Health


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

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.


Recent Articles and Resources:

Forbes: Can We Stop a Traumatized Child From Becoming a Traumatized Adult?

Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action from 8 Health Professional Organizations and the American Bar Assocation

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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