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Areas of Focus

Violence

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has unique expertise in violence prevention. From funded exploratory studies to educational events, we are working to find ways to prevent youth violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and firearm violence across populations in the Great Lakes Region and across the United States.

Below you’ll find links to more information about our work in this area, as well as a listing of members doing work or interested in this area. We invite you to explore and join us as we move forward to advance research and prevention.

Resources

Courses and Toolkits

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SafERteens: Youth Violence Implementation Toolkit

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Video Vignette –2018 Summit on the Prevention of Campus Sexual Assault: Summary and Next Steps

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PreventConnect Podcast highlights Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Summit

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Violence Prevention Information and Tools

Prevention Resources

Family Guide to Home Firearm Safety During COVID-19
The COVID-19 public health emergency presents important safety considerations for families with firearms in the home. Current social distancing and stay-at-home measures may mean that children and teens have greater exposure to firearms present in the home.

COVID-19 also presents new challenges for teens struggling with depression or other mental health issues, which may increase the risk of firearm injury. This resource has information about firearm safety and measures you can take to keep your family safe.

Video: Intimate Partner Violence and COVID-19
This video highlights evidence-based resources on interpersonal violence (IPV) that covers warning signs, impacts of IPV unique to COVID-19, and numbers to call/text in a crisis. These crisis resources are available to anyone affected by abuse, or anyone who is questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. You can also call or text these lines to get information about how to help others.

Summary of an Evidence-Based Youth Violence Prevention Program in the Emergency Department-SafERteens
This document highlights the SafERteens program, a brief intervention aimed at reducing and preventing violence and alcohol use among urban youth engaged in youth violence and alcohol use.

Summary of an Evidence-Based Dating Violence Intervention-Safe Dates
This document highlights the Safe Dates program designed to prevent and reduce dating violence (victimization and perpetration) among male and female middle and high school students.

Teen Dating Violence
Spotlight on teen dating violence, member highlight (Dr. Antonia Abbey), and resources.

Campus Sexual Assault Prevention
Spotlight on campus sexual assault prevention, member highlight (Ms. Holly Rider-Milkovich), resources. 

Parents’ Guide to Home Firearm Safety
The U-M Injury Prevention Center has just published a one-sheet guide for parents to ensure home firearm safety.  We invite you to download and disseminate this flyer broadly.

Funded Research Projects Focused on Violence Prevention

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has funded current and past injury research projects focusing on the prevention of Violence.

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Expertise in Violence Prevention

Please click on a faculty/practitioner’s name to access their full profile with research interests and funded projects.

Erin Bonar, PhD
Sexual Violence Content Lead
Patrick Carter, MD
Youth Violence Content Lead
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Sarah Peitzmeier

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Golfo Tzilos Wernette

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Jukka Savolainen

Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts & Science, Wayne State University

Jason Goldstick

Director, Statistics and Methods Section, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Richard M. Tolman

Sheldon D. Rose Collegiate Professor, Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work

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Todd Herrenkohl

Professor and Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Chair in Children and Families, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

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Douglas Roehler

Epidemiologist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Alison L. Miller

Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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Michelle L. Munro-Kramer

Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Maureen Walton

Research Core Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Steven Stack

Professor, Criminal Justice, Wayne State University

Lisa Wexler

Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

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Justin E. Heinze

Evaluation Lead, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Sonya Lewis

Instructor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Sarah Stoddard

Co-Director, Training and Education Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Laura Seewald

Postdoctoral Fellow, Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium, University of Michigan

Andria B. Eisman

Assistant Professor of Community Health, College of Education, Wayne State University

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Antonia Abbey

Professor, Psychology, Wayne State University

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Richard Sadler

Assistant Professor, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Flint

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Shervin Assari

Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Vijay Singh

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

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Elizabeth A. Armstrong

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Inequality Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

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Rebecca Cunningham

Vice President for Research, Office of Research, University of Michigan

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Marc Zimmerman

Co-Director, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Yasamin Kusunoki

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Ken Resnicow

Irwin Rosenstock Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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Cheryl King

Suicide Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Elizabeth J. King

Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, School of Public Health

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Cleopatra Howard Caldwell

Co-Director, Training and Education Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Lisa Fedina

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Michigan

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Patrick Carter

Co-Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Erin Bonar

Sexual Violence Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

Members with Interest/Expertise in Violence Prevention

  • Alexandra Yolanda Bravo Schroth, BS
    University of Piura
  • Amy Moore
    MPHI Contractor
  • Annise Wassman, EdS
    Mesa Public Schools
  • Ashley Seabolt, LPC
    network180
  • Benita Arokiaraj, MPH
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • Brandon Bond, BA
    University of Michigan
  • Breann Edwards, BS
    University of Michigan
  • Brian Menge
    Highland Park Police Department
  • Carla Knighton, AA
    KEEPING IT SANE SUPPORT CIRCLE (k.i.s.s.c.)
  • Carmen Butcher-Houston, MSW
    Legacy/Sums Guidance & Therapy
  • Carrie Morken, BA
    Health Connect America
  • Chastity Flint, BSN, RN
    Driscoll Health Plan
  • Christian Lumaj
    University of Michigan
  • Diamond Buchanan
    Diamond Buchanan
  • Dr. Yahya Alnashri
    Johns Hopkins University, USA & Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Duaa Noureddine, BA
    Caritas Lebanon
  • Ellen Copeland-Brown, MBA
    Michigan Medicine
  • Emily Deal, MS
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Greg Greenfield, MA, MPA
    Western Michigan University
  • Gregory Cooper
    Michigan National Guard
  • Heidi Olivares, MSW
    Van Buren ISD
  • Ina Robinson, MPH
    Safe States Alliance
  • Jacob Caponi, MA
    University of Michigan
  • James Kimberling, MSW
    East Orange General Hospital
  • Joseph Nisha, BS
    UCLA
  • Kassie Hsu, BS
    Harris County Public Health
  • Kathleen Bloom, MA
    Network 180
  • Kathleen Howe, MPH
    University of Michigan
  • Kathryn Bergeron, MSW
    Hope Community Services
  • Keara Sullivan
    University of Michigan