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  1. 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.
  2. 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."
  3. Dr. Aubrey Madkour gives an overview of her research career examining predictors and consequences of early sexual initiation among adolescents; determinants of longitudinal trajectories of dating violence between adolescence and early adulthood; adolescents’ perceptions of dating violence definitions and etiology; and most recently, causes of substance use behaviors in early adulthood.
  4. In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February, LPHI hosted a webinar discussing the perceptions of young people in New Orleans on adolescent dating violence. The webinar covers data from interviews conducted by LPHI and Dr. Aubrey Madkour from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Topical Medicine as well as information from Jennifer Taylor of the New Orleans Family Justice Center.
  5. The VPI has won a grant from the Pincus Family Foundation to create a Violence Prevention Scholarship which connects graduate students with VPI faculty and community partners! This interdisciplinary program will be based in the Master's of Public Health program, but will integrate faculty from across all schools at Tulane, particularly the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the School of Medicine and the School of Social Work. Scholars will be immersed in an innovative new training initiative focused on building skills to effectively integrate with community organizations and co-develop programs designed to mitigate the effects of violence and, in the long-term, prevent the intergenerational transmission of violence and its health impacts. The initiative will focus on the lives of children throughout New Orleans, with an emphasis on Central City, and places throughout the city where children are most affected by violence.


  1. Teen Dating Violence
    1. Temple, J. R., Choi, H. J., Reuter, T., Wolfe, D., Taylor, C. A., Madigan, S., & Scott, L. E. (2018). Childhood corporal punishment and future perpetration of physical dating violence. The Journal of pediatrics, 194, 233-237.
    1. Casey, E. A., Storer, H. L., & Herrenkohl, T. I. (2017). Mapping a continuum of adolescent helping and bystander behavior within the context of dating violence and bullying. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
    2. Storer, H. L. (2017). A Year of Bad Choices: The Postfeminist “Restorying” of Teen Dating Violence in Young Adult Literature. Affilia, 0886109917704935. 
    3. Storer, H. L., Casey, E. A., & Herrenkohl, T. I. (2017). Developing “whole school” bystander interventions: The role of school-settings in influencing adolescents responses to dating violence and bullying. Children and Youth Services Review, 74, 87-95. 
    1. Gage, A. J. (2016). Exposure to spousal violence in the family, attitudes and dating violence perpetration among high school students in Port-au-Prince. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(14), 2445-2474. 
    2. Madkour, A. S., Swiatlo, A., Talan, A., LeSar, K., Broussard, M., Kendall, C., & Seal, D. (2016). Sources of Help for Dating Violence Victims: A Qualitative Inquiry Into the Perceptions of African American Teens. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260516675467.
    3. Storer, H. L., Casey, E., & Herrenkohl, T. (2016). Efficacy of bystander programs to prevent dating abuse among youth and young adults: A review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17(3), 256-269. 
    1. Madkour, A. S., Xie, Y., & Harville, E. (2014). Pre-Pregnancy Dating Violence and Birth Outcomes Among Adolescent Mothers in a National Sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260513511699.