Spotlight / Spring 2023

National Youth Violence Prevention Week / March 19-23


Read this review about engaging youth in the process of developing violence prevention and intervention services.

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Learn about translating youth violence prevention from research to practice through this implementation of SafERteens in an urban emergency department.

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National Sexual Assault Awareness Month / April


How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect sexual assault survivors’ engagement with advocacy services? Read results from interviews conducted with advocates.

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Learn about how sexual assault contributes to academic outcomes for college students through this systematic review.

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Discover what this systematic review can tell us about how disclosure of sexual assault varies among sexual and gender minority individuals.

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How effective are social marketing campaigns at preventing sexual violence on campus? This systematic review found mixed but positive results.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month / April


Learn about community-level protective factors for victims of child maltreatment in this systematic review.

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How does child psychological abuse affect adult mental health? Read this systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month / May


Did the COVID-19 pandemic increase cyberbullying among Asian American youth? This study compares two national surveys to find out.

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Read about the factors that predicted violent and nonviolent victimization among AAPI respondents in the National Crime Victimization Survey.

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Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day / May 5


Learn about the state of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) crisis in Arizona and culturally-specific policy recommendations to reduce it.

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