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.

Please join us for our upcoming webinar:

Title: Trauma-Informed Care of Immigrant and Refugee Children

Date: Wednesday November 16, 2016, 10-11:30am PST/11-12:30pm MST/12-1:30pm CST/1-2:30pm EST


Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the effects of trauma on immigrant children
  2. Discuss mental health screening of immigrant children
  3. Discuss strengths based approaches to build resilience and heal trauma
  4. Learn how to utilize the medical home/care coordination models to more effectively meet the unique needs of immigrant children and families.


  • Andrea Green, MD: Dr. Andrea Green grew up in Canada, attended Cornell University for her undergraduate studies, McGill University for medical school and University of Colorado for her residency. For many years she worked in private practice in Virginia.   In 2004 Andrea joined what is now called, University of Vermont Children’s Hospital Pediatric Primary Care Practice in Burlington Vermont where she currently works as Director of the Pediatric New American Clinic and Associate Professor of Pediatrics.  Since 2006, her practice is solely to care for refugee children from Burma, Bhutan, Iraq and many African nations.   In 2009, she received a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in recognition for her work with refugee children.  In 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP) awarded her the “Local Heroes Award” for her work in caring and advocating for refugee children.  In 2015, she was elected to the Executive Committee of the AAP COCP.
  • Cathleen Kelley, MSW, LCSW: Cathy Kelley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 20 years of experience in meeting the needs of refugees and other New Americans.  She is currently the Social Work Care Coordinator at the Pediatric New American Clinic at UVM Children’s Hospital Pediatric Primary Care and has also provided mental health and case management services to refugees and other New Americans in a variety of other settings, including a program focused on serving survivors of torture and trauma, a community health center, and a community mental health agency.  Cathy has provided trainings and consultation to community providers on working with interpreters, post-migration stressors for refugees, and meeting the unique needs of refugee and New American families.  She also provides training and supervision for MSW interns, social workers seeking licensure, and community interpreters.


Recent Webinar:

New Public Health Strategies for Violence Prevention

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Watch the recording: http://futureswithoutviolence.adobeconnect.com/p4ncnvpm1od/ 

Download the presentation slides here

Resources mentioned in the webinar discussion:

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe how violence prevention can be integrated into efforts to address social determinants of
  2.  Incorporate both risk (trauma exposure) and resiliency (safeness) into violence prevention planning
  3. List examples of new strategies for public health surveillance that incorporate trauma exposure;
  4. Integrate violence exposure into a health equity framework to better address disparities in health
    related to violence.
Featured Speaker:
Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Center for Family Health, CA Dept of Public Health
 Recent Resources:

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