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  1. During a time when there seems to be violence everywhere around us, nonprofit programs are focused on remedies and methods of prevention. This training event and others have been sponsored by Tulane Mary Amelia Women's Center for many years and supported by the Healthy Start EPIC Center.
  2. Rachel Blume, a student in the Tulane School of Liberal Arts, was recently awarded the Campus UnSung Hero award from the One Love Foundation for her work leading campus programming around healthy relationships and relationship violence.
  3. The spring, Tulane launched its new Violence Prevention Institute to bring together experts from across campus. Researchers with the Violence Prevention Institute are collaborating across disciplines to understand the causes of violence and how we can best prevent various forms of violence from child maltreatment to intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
  4. Dr. Burnette has dedicated her career to studying the health disparities of indigenous peoples, examining everything from domestic violence to substance abuse. Her latest article, “Indigenous Women and Professionals’ Proposed Solutions to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence in Tribal Communities,” was selected as the 2018 Best Paper by the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
  5. A collaboration between professional artists and 11 Tulane students, 'Roleplay' explores student's experiences with love, sex, power, and consent. Tania Tetlow, a former Tulane administrator who ran the Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic said about the play, "The depth of characters built empathy for those experiencing sexual assault; it also built understanding of how easily students can violate their own values and commit sexual assault. That empathy is critical for prevention efforts."
  6. Dr. Anastasia Gage has been named a member of a new high-level advisory board for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The UN advisory board is expected to strengthen the link between the U.N.’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the global economic and social policy research community. Dr. Gage's latest project provides nursing students training in counseling first-time mothers aged 15-24 and the fathers of their babies on family planning, birth preparedness, newborn care and gender-equitable attitudes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  7. Dr. Stacey Gage received $4.8M from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to direct the implementation of Momentum, a project to provide nursing students training in how to counsel first-time parents aged 15 to 24 on family planning, birth preparedness, newborn care, and gender-equitable attitudes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to Gage, this initiative is important because health outcomes for both new mothers and babies in the DRC are poor as compared to other countries. If Momentum proves successful, it could be implemented in nursing schools across the DRC.
  8. Researchers at Tulane University's School of Social Work are studying the connection between the coronavirus pandemic and intimate partner violence, or IPV. Reggie Ferreira, an associate professor, said there has been a longstanding link between disasters and an increase in IPV
  9. Dr. Julia Fleckman and Dr. Sharven Taghavi provided insight and information in a NOLA.com article entitled "Pregnant women in New Orleans are violently injured at 3 times national average, analysis says."