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April 24-25, 2009, Minneapolis, MN

Sowing Seeds of Academic Change, Nurturing New Paradigms

The Academy on Violence and Abuse is dedicated to improving the prevention, recognition and treatment of the effects of violence and abuse, in the health care setting, through better training of health care professionals. AVA is hosting its biennial conference, “Sowing Seeds of Academic Change: Nurturing New Paradigms”, at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis, Mn April 24-25, 2009. A discount for Early Registration is available until March 15, 2009. To register, or for more information, go to: www.avahealth.org.

Silence Speaks Survivor Digital Story DVD Now Available!

Since 1999, the nonprofit Silence Speaks digital storytelling initiative has lead more than 35 intensive media production workshops to assist survivors and witnesses of gender-based violence in sharing their stories. We have put together a collection of twelve pieces by a diverse group of women and men from across the United States, who talk with courage and honesty about how domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, and sexual assault have affected their lives. These short pieces (2-4 minutes in length, each) are ideal for use as provider training tools and in other educational/awareness-raising settings. The compilation DVD, which includes a detailed Discussion Guide, is available for $50 plus shipping/handling. All proceeds will support our partnership with the South Africa-based Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. To order a copy, please visit http://store.storycenter.org. For more information about Silence Speaks: http://silencespeaks.org.

Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Display Distinct Patterns of Facial Injury

CHICAGO – Women who are victims of intimate partner violence tend to have different patterns of facial injury than women who experience facial trauma from other causes, according to a report in the January/February issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. This information, and other key characteristics such as a delay before visiting a health care facility, could help surgeons and other physicians recognize patients who are victims of this type of abuse. (Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009;11[1]:48-52).