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Resource: National Sexual Violence Resource Center Evaluation Toolkit

In the sexual violence field, the term “primary prevention” is used, which means stopping sexual violence before it even has a chance to happen. Primary prevention challenges out-of-date and victim-blaming attitudes that place the onus on potential victims to protect themselves and frames sexual violence as a public health issue. Primary prevention requires that we […]

Resource: 2017 Minnesota Femicide Report

For almost 30 years, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) has released an annual Femicide Report.  The 2017 Minnesota Femicide Report includes information on domestic violence and homicide that has occurred throughout the state from 1989 to 2017.  In 2017, 24 Minnesotans were killed by a current or former intimate partner.  The MCBW warns not […]

Resource: Connecting the Dots – An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Prevention Institute created this publication to describe research about the connections between different forms of violence and how they impact communities.   Research finds that people who experience or are exposed to one form of violence are more likely to be a victim of other forms […]

Resource: Incidents of Mass Violence

Incidents of mass violence are human-caused tragedies that can impact whole communities and the country at large. These types of disasters, which include shootings and acts of terrorism, often occur without warning and can happen anywhere. Learn from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about who is most at risk for emotional distress […]

Resource: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)

STRYVE, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides a user-friendly interface to help public health researchers develop initiatives to prevent youth violence in their communities and measure the intervention’s outcomes and efficacy. Participants are guided in planning, implementation, and evaluation processes and have access to a library of evidence-based practices and data visualization […]

Resource: New HEADS UP Resources from the CDC

Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. The new HEADS UP site helps others recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injuries. It provides information about brain injury basics, helmet safety, concussion laws, for parents, providers, and schools. Public health professionals can check out the toolkit to […]

Resource: National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Featured resources were developed by the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote child and family well-being. They represent the work of a broad-based partnership of national organizations, Federal partners, […]

What is the role of Public Health? Reflections following the Newtown Tragedy

By Sonja Ausen-Anifrani Following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut on 14 December 2012 much has been discussed and debated surrounding the need and efficacy of stricter gun control laws. Worth discussion, certainly, given the magnitude of loss – all preventable.  Proposals have begun to surface across the nation and they will most definitely make appearances […]

2012 Summer Institute on Adolescent Health: Equal Access, Equal Say: Achieving Health Equity for all Young People

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, in partnership with the Center for Adolescent Nursing, the Minnesota Department of Education, the Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Teenwise Minnesota, is pleased to announce the 2012 Summer Institute on Adolescent Health. When: July 30- August 2, 2012 […]

Local Highlight: Reported Kids Concussions on the Rise

Concussions are a form of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and are on the rise in Minnesotan children. Symptoms can range from mild (e.g. headaches) to severe (e.g. mood changes, blurry vision, slowness in acting) and may not appear until days or weeks after an injury. The Star Tribune reports that from 2000 to 2008, the […]

New Research on Birth Spacing and Child Maltreatment

In connection to yesterday’s blog for increased visibility of child abuse in the U.S., newly published research in the Maternal and Child Health Journal assessing the relationship between birth spacing and child maltreatment may broaden our understanding of how to combat the problem. Rationale: An objective of Health People 2020 states that births should be […]

MCH Call to Action: Child Abuse

Child abuse and maltreatment is a silent and hidden morbidity and mortality issue today. A new report has shed light on this taboo subject, the dramatic statistics we have compared to other countries and the difference domestically between states. Currently, the child maltreatment death rate is 11 times higher than Italy’s and 3 times higher […]

Biden and CDC to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Vice President Joe Biden has called for an action against dating violence and sexual assault, speaking at the 17th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. His “1 is 2 Many” campaign makes it clear that violence against women is not tolerated. 1 in 10 high school students still report being hurt by a significant […]

When is neutrality not enough?

Minnesota made national headlines recently regarding the Anoka-Hennepin county school district’s policy on bullying. The New York Times reported that civil right lawsuits and investigations are currently underway to address complaints of harassment of gay students and teachers’ responses. The district’s current policy is to remain neutral and avoid conversations on sexual diversity. The lawsuit […]