Spotlight / Summer Spotlight

Pride Month / June


Recent national data from the CDC showed that LGBTQ+ youth experienced higher rates of physical and sexual dating violence than their non-LGBTQ+ peers. READ MORE.


The Trevor Project’s survey provides information about the impact of victimization on the mental health of LBBTQ+ young people. SEE THEIR FINDINGS.

Hospitals Against Violence - Hope Friday / June 7

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Can a hospital-based violence prevention intervention improve trauma outcomes for young people? This study explores that issue. READ MORE.

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Investing in an HVIP is a cost-effective way to address urban gun violence. This implementation and costing guide by Everytown and the HAVI provides MORE INFORMATION.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day / June 15


Older caregivers are at risk of emotional and financial mistreatment. LEARN MORE.

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Administrative data from APS can help researchers and practitioners understand elder maltreatment. This report from AADI and NAPSA SHOWS HOW.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons / July 30

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This scoping review from the WHO examines research on the intersection of health care and trafficking to help prevent and respond to this crime of human trafficking. READ MORE.

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This report draws on interviews of those involved in actions against illicit massage parlors to understand how police arrive at the strategies to address human trafficking. SEE FINDINGS.

Bereaved Parents Awareness Month / July

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This systematic review examines the relationship between post-homicide factors and mental health among bereaved adults. LEARN MORE.

National Back to School Month / August

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The School Survey on Crime and Safety provides data on crime, violence, and discipline. READ HIGHLIGHTS.

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An examination of recent data suggests continued upward trends in school shootings with a disproportionate impact on black boys. LEARN MORE.