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Grantee Abstracts

Violence-Related Injury – Child Maltreatment

Research for Preventing Violence and Violence‑Related Injury

Julie Lynn Crouch, B.A.
Northern Illinois University
 "Thoughtful Parenting" for Mothers and Fathers: Does Gender Matter?

Sharon G. Portwood, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
An Outcome Evaluation of the ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids Program

Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) Prevention

Mark Steven Dias, M.D.
Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center
Pennsylvania Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program

Desmond K. Runyan, M.P.H.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Period of PURPLE Crying: Keeping Babies Safe in North Carolina

Violence-Related Injury – Youth Violence

Research for Preventing Violence and Violence‑Related Injury

Francis Brett Drake, B.A.
Washington University

Donna Martsolf, B.S.N.
Kent State University
Adolescent Dating Violence: Development of a Theoretical Framework

Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Sexual Violence Perpetration and the Overlap of Bullying Behavior

Dorothy L Espelage, B.S.
University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign
Middle school bullying and sexual violence: Measurement issues & etiological models

Maximizing Protective Factors for Youth Violence

Albert D. Farrell
Virginia Commonwealth University
Individual, Parent, and School‑level Protective Factors in Early Adolescence

Marvin D. Krohn, M.A.
The Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Albany
Examining Protective Factors for Youth Violence within a Developmental Framework

Violence-Related Injury – Intimate Partner Violence

Family Dyadic Focused Interventions to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

Miriam Kehinde Ehrensaft, Ph.D.
Research Foundation of the City University of New York for the John Jay College of Can Family Based Prevention of Conduct Problems Prevent IPV Development?

Amy M. Smith Slep, Ph.D.
The Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Stony Brook
SUNY Stony Brook
Dyadic, Skills‑Based Primary Prevention for Partner Violence in Perinatal Parents

Casey Tyler Taft, Ph.D.
Boston Veterans Affairs Research Institute, Inc.
PTSD‑Focused Relationship Enhancement Therapy for Returning Veterans and their Partners

Research for Preventing Violence and Violence‑Related Injury

Jack Stevens, Ph.D.
Children's Research Institute
Telephone Care Management to Prevent Further Intimate Partner Violence

Violence-Related Injury – Sexual Violence

Research for Preventing Violence and Violence‑Related Injury

Michael Miner
Regents of the University of Minnesota
Roots of Sexual Abuse

Past Awards

Extramural Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research 

Grantee Abstracts

Guy Diamond, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Preventing Youth Suicide in Primary Care: A Family Model

Vangie A. Foshee, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Violence Towards Peers, Dates, and Self: A Developmental Focus

Vangie A. Foshee, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Piloting a Family-based Program for Preventing Adolescent Dating

Madelyn S. Gould PhD, MPH
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Help Seeking by At-Risk Youth after Suicide Screenings

Neil B. Guterman, PhD
Columbia School of Social Work
Building Social Support to Enhance Home Visitation  

Jerald R. Herting, PhD
University of Washington
Suicide Risk during Transition to Early Adulthood

Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH
Emory University 
Safety and Effectiveness of Computer Screening for IPV

Mary A. Kernic, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Prevention of IPV: Victim Support Team Evaluation

Lourdes Oriana Linares, PhD
NYU Child Study Center
The Study of Sibling Violence among Foster Children

Michael Miner, PhD
Regents of the University of Minnesota
Risk for Sexual Abuse: A Study of Adolescent Offenders

Lydia Nuelander O’Donnell, EdD
Center of Research on High Risk Behaviors
Violence Over Time: Growing Up and Parenting in Poverty 

Jane F. Silovsky, PhD
University of Oklahoma
Preventing Child Maltreatment in High-Risk Families

Jay Silverman, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health
Development of Partner Violence Perpetration Among Men

Matthew Chinman, PhD
RAND Corporation
Building Community Capacity to Conduct Effective Violence Prevention

Ann Coker, MPH, PhD
The University of Texas
Using Batterer Psychological Profiles for Prevention of Partner Violence

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Nadine Kaslow, PhD
Emory University
Preventing Suicidal Behavior in Abused Black Women

Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Preventing Sexual Violence: Does Sex Offender Registration and Notification Work?

Lourdes Oriana Linares, PhD
NYU Child Study Center
Early Prevention of Youth Violence Among Foster Children

John MacDonald, PhD
RAND Corporation
Treatment Effects on Desistance from Youth Violence

Pamela Orpinas, MPH, PhD
University of Georgia
Healthy Teens: Understanding Social Development from Middle to High School

Guterman, Neil
Columbia University
Fathers and Risk for Physical Child Maltreatment: Prevention Pathways

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Ludwig, Jens
Georgetown University
Long-Term Effects of the Moving-to-Opportunity Experiment on Youth Violence

Van der Kolk, Bessel A.

The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
RCT of Urban Improv-lntensive, A Youth Violence Prevention Program

Rheingold, Alyssa Ann
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Medical University of South Carolina
CSA Prevention Training for Child Care Professionals: Stewards of Children

Salazar, Laura F.
Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health
Preventing Violence against Women: A Web-based Approach

Slep, Amy M. Smith
The Research Foundation of SUNY Stony Brook
Risk and Protective Factors for Partner Abuse, Child Maltreatment, & Suicidality

Gidycz, Christine A.
Ohio University
An Investigation of a Sexual Assault Prevention Program

Peek-Asa, Corinne
The University of Iowa
Is motivational interviewing -an effective intervention for women coping with IPV

Craig Anderson
Iowa State University
Center for the Study of Violence

Anthony Fabio, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Why Some Generations Are More Violent Than Others

Paul Smokowski, MSW, PhD
University of North Carolina
Acculturation and Health Protection in Latino Youth

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Research Cooperative Agreements

Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
An Arts-Based Initiative for the Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls

Mark Chaffin, Ph.D.
University of OK Health Sciences Center
Alternatives for Families III: Retention Enhancement

Ann L. Coker, Ph.D.
University of Texas
Domestic Violence in Rural Health Care Clinics

Anne K. Duggan, ScD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Practices to Improve Skills of Home Visitors

Jean Dumas, Ph.D.
Purdue University
Promoting Involvement in Parenting Programs to Reduce Risk of Child Maltreatment: Engaging and Retaining Parents Who Are Not Asking for Help

L. Rowell Huesmann, PhD
Institute for Social Research
Serious Youth Violence and Long-Term Use of Violent Media

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Lisa Jaycox, Ph.D.
RAND Corporation
Prevention and Early Intervention for Intimate Partner Violence Among Latino Youth

Ronald J. Prinz, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina Research Foundation
Multi-Level Parent Training Effectiveness Trial

Victoria Sharp, M.D.
St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Institute of Health Sciences
Early Intervention and Prevention Program for HIV-Positive Individuals

Ronald L. Simons, PhD
University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
Sociocultural and Community Risk and Protective Factors: Child Maltreatment and Youth Violence

Albert Farrell, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University

David Rabiner, Ph.D.

Duke University

Andy Horne, Ph.D.

University of Georgia Research Foundation

Patrick H. Tolan, Ph.D.

University of Illinois

Multi-Site Youth Violence Prevention Evaluation Study

Michele Lynn Ybarra, PhD
Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc.
Mental Health Effects of Internet-Mediated Violence

Marc Zimmerman, PhD
University of Michigan
Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities

Mark Cameron Edberg
The George Washington University
Primary Prevention Addressing Community Factors for Latino Youth Violence

John M. MacDonald
RAND Corporation
The Impact of Business Improvement Districts on Youth Violence

Jacqueline Cohen
Carnegie Mellon University
Impact of Housing Relocation Initiatives on Community-Level Violence

Meiko Yoshihama
University of Michigan
Intimate partner violence prevention through the use of theater in the Asian community of Southeast Michigan

Lynette Feder
Portland State University
An Enhanced Nurse Home Visitation Program to Prevent IPV

J. Ricardo Guzman, MSW, MPH
Community Health and Social Services Center
Raices Nuevas: Intimate Partner Violence Prevention for Latino Men

Chiquita Rollins, PhD
Multnomah County, Department of County H
Effectiveness of Housing Intervention for Battered Women

Carta, Judith J.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
Using Technology to Augment the Effectiveness of Parenting Programs in the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

Funderburk, Beverly W.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
PCIT Implementation Project

Ondersma, Steven J.
Sponsored Program Administration
A Computer-Based Intervention to Augment Home Visitation Services