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Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Diversity and Culture, Health equity/social determinants of health, Leadership, Research, Systems thinking,
Violence/Intentional Injury - Bullying/school violence, Child maltreatment, Domestic/intimate partner/teen dating violence, Elder abuse, Sexual assault/rape, Suicide, Youth violence
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

“Gang violence is connected to bullying is connected to school violence is connected to intimate partner violence is connected to child abuse is connected to elder abuse… It’s all connected.” -Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

Different types of violence are connected and often share the same root causes. They can also all take place under one roof, in the same community or neighborhood, at the same time, or at different stages of life. Understanding the overlapping causes of violence and the things that can protect people and communities is important, and can help us better address violence in all its forms.


Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links between Multiple Forms of Violence” is a new resource co-developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute. This webinar highlights key content from this resource including the latest research on the connections between different forms of violence and how these connections affect communities. Lisa Millet and Adrienne Greene from Oregon’s Division of Public Health describe how they have worked strategically and creatively to prevent multiple types of violence from occurring in the first place.


During this webinar, participants will learn:

-What the latest research says about shared risk and protective factors across different forms of violence

-How experiencing one form of violence affects people’s risk for experiencing other forms of violence

-How to consider people’s risk and protection from multiple forms of violence within the context of their communities

-Examples of ways state health departments can address multiple forms of violence through shared risk and protective factors


Presenters for the webinar: Lisa Millet, MS (Oregon Health Authority) and Adrienne Greene, MPA (CDC)


Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)


The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to

Time/Length: 1.5 Hours
Additional Registration Required: No
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
1. Ability to DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN injury and/or violence as a major social and health problem
2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA
3. Ability to DESIGN and IMPLEMENT injury and/or violence prevention activities

Intimate Partner/Sexual Violence

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Diversity and Culture
Programs Planning