Learning Without Violence: A School Violence Prevention Virtual Summit



Join us for the Learning Without Violence: A School Violence Prevention Virtual Summit

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center in partnership with the National Center for School Safety and the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention has organized a unique event for researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and students to disseminate research, facilitate new collaborations, and explore school violence prevention strategies.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 12:30 pm – 4 pm EST

LOCATION: Virtual Event on Hopin (Details will be provided to registrants before the event)

The event is free but registration is required.


Click to register for the 2023 School Violence Prevention Virtual Summit.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE (Times listed are in U.S. Eastern Time. Topics and scheduling are subject to change)

12:30 – 12:45 pm  OPENING REMARKS

12:45 – 1:25 pm    KEYNOTE SESSION

1:25 – 1:35 pm       BREAK

1:35 – 2:15 pm       CONCURRENT SESSIONS

2:15 – 2:25 pm      BREAK

2:25 – 3:05 pm      CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:05 – 3:15 pm      BREAK



The summit will emphasize strategies to prevent school violence. These could include:

  • Equity and disparities
  • School hardening, softening
  • School climate (Prevention, Policy, Epidemiology)
  • Threat assessment
  • Reporting Systems
  • Precursors to school violence (e.g., Bullying)
  • Firearms and school violence

We are accepting abstracts that will describe: innovative strategies to expand and enhance school violence prevention research and prevention, adoption of new evidence-based practices, translation and communication of school violence prevention science and information, effective partnerships among organizations in developing new collaborative school violence prevention approaches, school violence prevention efforts in the context of COVID-19, or school violence prevention in relation to social justice and/or vulnerable populations. Submissions highlighting research or practice are welcome. After review, authors will be notified of the planning committee’s decision by email.

If accepted, abstract presenters will be asked to give a 5-minute flash science presentation (4 slides) of their abstract during the virtual event. There will be breakout rooms where attendees will be able to ask questions and have further discussion.

CLICK HERE to complete the form and submit your abstract to the Injury Prevention Center by Friday, November 11, 2022.

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words (including header titles).
  • At least one author on the abstract must attend the virtual summit and present the abstract.
  • Abstracts should include the following headings:
    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. Methods/Approach
    3. Results/Conclusions
    4. Innovation & Significance to the field


NOTE: Individuals interested in continuing education credits MUST attend the entire live main event [12:30 pm – 3:05 pm EST] in order to earn the credits (no partial credits will be awarded) AND complete the online evaluation survey which will be sent out to all attendees after the event.

More details coming soon!


Click to register for the 2023 School Violence Prevention Virtual Summit.

Questions? Please contact Sonia Kamat at skamat@med.umich.edu.