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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.


  1. Intimate Partner Violence
    1. Buttell, F., & Ferreira, R. J. (2020). The hidden disaster of COVID-19: Intimate partner violence. Psychological trauma: theory, research, practice, and policy, 12(S1), S197.
    1. Barcelona de Mendoza, V., Harville, E. W., Savage, J., & Giarratano, G. (2018). Experiences of intimate partner and neighborhood violence and their association with mental health in pregnant women. Journal of interpersonal violence, 33(6), 938-959.
    2. Burnette, C. E. (2018). Family and cultural protective factors as the bedrock of resilience and growth for Indigenous women who have experienced violence. Journal of Family Social Work, 21(1), 45-62.
    3. Ferreira, R., Buttell, F. & Elmhurst, K. (2018). The Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Resilience and growth in the aftermath of postdisaster intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Social Work, 21:1, 22-44
    4. Lewis, M. L. (2018). A Tool to Support Childbirth Educators to Help Women Cope with Loss of a Pregnancy due to Domestic Violence. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 33(3).
    5. Wennerstrom, A., Haywood, C., Wallace, M., Sugarman, M., Walker, A., Bonner, T., Lewis, M., ... & Theall, K. (2018). Creating Safe Spaces: A Community Health Worker-Academic Partnered Approach to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence. Ethnicity & disease, 28(Suppl 2), 317-324.
    1. Burnette, C. E., Ferreira, R. J., & Buttell, F. (2017). Male parenting attitudes and batterer intervention: Assessing child maltreatment risk. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(4), 468-477. 
    2. Burnette, C. E., & Hefflinger, T. S. (2017). Identifying community risk factors for violence against indigenous women: A framework of historical oppression and resilience. Journal of Community Psychology. 
    3. Burnette, C. E., & Sanders, S. (2017). Indigenous Women and Professionals’ Proposed Solutions to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence in Tribal Communities. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 1-18. 
    4. Hamel, J., Ferreira, R. J., & Buttell, F. (2017). Gender and batterer intervention: Implications of a program evaluation for policy and treatment. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(4), 405-412. 
    5. Gage, A. J., & Thomas, N. J. (2017). Women’s Work, Gender Roles, and Intimate Partner Violence in Nigeria. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(7), 1923-1938. 
    6. Gray, S. A., Lipschutz, R. S., & Scheeringa, M. S. (2017). Young Children’s Physiological Reactivity during Memory Recall: Associations with Posttraumatic Stress and Parent Physiological Synchrony. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 1-10.
    7. Felker-Kantor, E., Wallace, M., & Theall, K. (2017). Living in violence: neighborhood domestic violence and small for gestational age births. Health & Place, 46, 130-136. 
    1. Babcock, J., Armenti, N., Cannon, C., Lauve-Moon, K., Buttell, F., Ferreira, R., ... & Lehmann, P. (2016). Domestic violence perpetrator programs: A proposal for evidence-based standards in the United States. Partner Abuse, 7(4), 355-460. 
    2. Cannon, C. E. B., & Buttell, F. P. (2016). The social construction of roles in intimate partner violence: is the victim/perpetrator model the only viable one?. Journal of Family Violence, 31(8), 967-971. 
    3. Cannon, C., & Buttell, F. (2016). Policy Discussions on LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence in North America. In An Analysis of Contemporary Social Welfare Issues. InTech. 
    4. Roh, S., Burnette, C. E., Lee, K. H., Lee, Y. S., & Easton, S. D. (2016). Intimate partner violence, social support, and depressive symptoms among indigenous older adults. Gerontologist, 56(3), 94-95.
    5. Wallace, M. E., Hoyert, D., Williams, C., & Mendola, P. (2016). Pregnancy-associated homicide and suicide in 37 US states with enhanced pregnancy surveillance. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 215(3), 364-e1. 
    1. Barcelona de Mendoza, V., Harville, E. W., Savage, J., & Giarratano, G. (2015). Experiences of intimate partner and neighborhood violence and their association with mental health in pregnant women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260515613346. 
    2. Burnette, C. E. (2015). Disentangling indigenous women’s experiences with intimate partner violence in the United States. Critical Social Work, 16(1), 1-20. 
    3. Cannon, C., & Buttell F. (2015). Illusion of inclusion: The failure of the gender paradigm to account for intimate partner violence in LGBT relationships. Partner abuse, 6(1), 65. 
    4. Gray, S. A., Forbes, D., Briggs-Gowan, M. J., & Carter, A. S. (2015). Caregiver insightfulness and young children’s violence exposure: testing a relational model of risk and resilience. Attachment & human development, 17(6), 615-634.
    1. Buttell, F., & Carney, M. M. (2014). Women who perpetrate relationship violence: Moving beyond political correctness (Vol. 41). Routledge. 
    1. Buttell, F. P., Powers, D., & Wong, A. (2012). Evaluating predictors of program attrition among women mandated into batterer intervention treatment. Research on Social Work Practice, 22(1), 20-28. 
    2. Buttell, F. P., Wong, A., & Powers, D. (2012). A large sample exploration of the characteristics of women court-mandated to a batterer intervention program: An analysis of race, class, and gender. Traumatology, 18(2), 17-26.
    1. Gage, A. J., & Silvestre, E. A. (2010). Maternal violence, victimization, and child physical punishment in Peru. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34(7), 523-533. 
    2. Harville, E., Taylor, C. A., Tesfai, H., Xiong, X., Buekens, P. (2010). Experience of Hurricane Katrina and Reported Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(4), 833-845. 
    3. Madkour, A. S., Martin, S. L., Halpern, C. T., & Schoenbach, V. J. (2010). Area disadvantage and intimate partner homicide: An ecological analysis of North Carolina counties, 2004–2006. Violence and Victims, 25(3), 363. 
    1. Halpern CT, Spriggs AL, Martin SL, Kupper L. (2009). Patterns of intimate partner violence victimization from adolescence to young adulthood in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Adolescent Health. 45(5):508-16.  PMCID: PMC2727565.
    2. Spriggs AL, Halpern CT, Martin SL. (2009). Continuity of adolescent and early adult partner violence victimization: Association with witnessing violent crime in adolescence. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 63:741-748. PMCID: PMC2727565.
    1. Kaysen, D., Pantalone, D. W., Chawla, N., Lindgren, K. P., Clum, G. A., Lee, C., & Resick, P. A. (2008). Posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol use, and physical health concerns. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 31(2), 115-125. 
    2. Wennerstrom A, Haywood C, Wallace ME, Sugarman M, Walker A, Bonner T, Sutton Y, Lacen-Keller B, Lewis, M, Springgate B, Theall K. (2008). Creating Safe Spaces: A Community health worker- academic partnered approach to addressing intimate partner violence. Ethnicity & Disease.