Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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College and Police Authorities Need Protocols to Protect Students from Intimate Partner Violence

The response to complaints of intimate partner violence on college campuses can vary greatly depending on the school and locale. The lack of a clear, consistent protocol lies at the center of the disconnect when it comes to school and law enforcement authorities taking action. IPV specialist, Teresa Salinas, LSW describes how handling reports on threatening behaviors towards others on campus requires coordination at the individual, campus, local, and state levels.

A Call to Action for Child Injury Research

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is updating its strategic plan to help guide the research it supports over the next five years. Read about how CIRP is advocating for NICHD to continue keeping injury and violence prevention as research priorities.

Taking Action to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is preventable, and outreach and education must be stepped up to prevent CO poisoning from occurring.

Stalking is a Form of Violence That Must Be Taken Seriously, Especially on College Campuses

Stalking is a pervasive and too often underreported (or under-recognized) form of intimate partner or dating violence, especially on college campuses. Read more to learn about the challenges of handling disclosures of stalking, and the steps to take in order to protect victims on college campuses.