News and Events
ECIC faculty awarded large grant!
Congrats to Dan Whitaker from the GSU Institute of Public Health's Center for Healthy Development and Wendy Guastaferro from GSU's Department of Criminal Justice! They were awarded a nearly $4 million grant over 5 years from the HHS Administration for Children and Families to enhance the safety and well-being of children of drug court participants. Well done!
Pilot Grantees awarded SAMHSA grant!
Dr. Shannon Self-Brown, Associate Professor at Georgia State University and Dr. Kelly Kinnish, Clinical Director at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, were awarded a $1.5 million, 4-year National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative-Community Treatment and Services Centers grant from SAMHSA! Congrats to their team!
Emory is a Safe Community!!
President Signed the Protect Our Kids Act
President Obama just signed the Protect Our Kids Act, which creates a "Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities" with a $2million/year budget!! See the document HERE
Violent Deaths Georgia: 2006-2009
Recently published article in the GA Epidemiology Report, "Violent Deaths in Georgia, 2006-2009: Results from the Georgia Violent Death Reporting System (GVDRS)"
Emergency Rooms are on Life Support
Domestic Violence Awareness
Dr. Deb Houry's recent Op-Ed on Domestic Violence in the Huffington Post: http://huff.to/T74iOV
New video from Emory's Respect Program, Project Unspoken - “You’re not just a victim, you’re a survivor” created by Caleb Peng '13C http://bit.ly/ZvSsoh
Why Health Reform is Key to Minorities
Violence: A Multidisciplinary Inquiry
ECIC Director Deb Houry is co-convening a university-wide course at Emory this spring focused on the complex issue of violence and approaching it in a multi-disciplinary manner. More information on this exciting course HERE
GCFV Call for Proposals
The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) is accepting proposals for 2013 Annual Conference - Sept. 2013. The theme is "Justice Across Generations: Framing a Committment to End Family Violence". For more information click HERE
Resource from Shepherd Center
Check this out! The Shepherd Center's Injury Prevention School Curriculum is online. It's available for FREE downloads as well as printed (for a nominal fee) teacher's manual's and student workbooks!
Injury Policy Panel - 5/20
ECIC's next Brown Bag lecture will be focused on injury policy. Come hear from 4 panelists about the current injury-related legislation and ways to get involved in policy work! FLYER
Check out the latest from Dr. Art Kellermann in JAMA "Silencing the Silence on Gun Research"
Top Professor at Affordable College
ECIC Assoc. Director of Reseach and Assoc. VP of Research at GSU, Dr. Monica Swahn, was featured in the Affordable Colleges Online list of top professors at large universities.
Guns and Family Violence
New Op Ed from Dr. Sheryl Heron examining gun violence in the home, check it out HERE
Exposure Therapy Reduces PTSD
Funded in part by ECIC's Injury Research Center Grant from the CDC, we are thrilled to share the results from Dr. Barbara Rothbaum's study "Acute Care Early Intervention in the Emergency Department". Dr. Rothbaum's behavioral intervention, delivered to patients within hours after a traumatic event, was shown to reduce posttraumatic stress reactions and depression - a prevention model with significant public health implications. For more information, please see the Emory News Article.
GA's Fatality Review Report
Georgia's 2012 Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report is here. Check it out!
Twitter Lecture - 6/14
Don't miss the last Social Media Lecture of the series on June 14th! Twitter Tactics will be presented by Tressie McMillan Cottom from Emory's Dept. of Sociology.