Child (under 12)
Vaping: It's Not What You Think
Vaping has grown in popularity as an alternative to cigarettes, but like its predecessor, vaping brings many health complications to consumers. Thanks to the persistence of researchers like Dr. Michelle Peace, these once unknown dangers have been brought to light. Dr. Peace, a tenured Associate Professor and founding member of VCU’s Department of Forensic Science, joins host and NIJ Scientist Dr. Frances Scott to discuss the history and science of vaping and what it does to our bodies.
Reading and Resources from the National Institute of Justice
Development of a Probability Model to Predict Head Injury Risk in Pediatric Falls
A School-Based Expressive Writing Intervention for At-Risk Urban Adolescents' Aggressive Behavior and Emotional Lability
Intensive Family Preservation Services: Demonstrating Placement Prevention Using Event History Analysis
The Youth-Nominated Support Team-Version II for Suicidal Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Intervention Trial
Evaluation of Michigan's Foster Care Case Management System
A Follow-Up Evaluation of the Houston Parent-Child Development Center: School Performance
Parent-Child Development Center Follow-Up Project: Child Behavior Problem Results
Cognitive Behavioral Principles Within Group Mentoring: A Randomized Pilot Study
Monitoring Child Maltreatment in YSO
Implementation and Assessment Guide for Specialized Units Serving Youth Experiencing Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Probation and Child Welfare Settings
“Flexibility and Consistency”: Qualitative Insights on Valuable Skills for Providers Working with Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking
Seizure incidence rates in children and adults with familial cerebral cavernous malformations
Measurement and Analysis of Child Pornography Trafficking on Gnutella and eMule
Group Mentoring Model
Mentoring for Enhancing Educational Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors
Campus Sexual Assault Responses (CSAR): Informing Trauma-Informed Policies, Protocols, and Training
Sexual violence is a significant criminal justice problem with long-term effects for its victims. In particular, sexual assault on or related to college campuses across the United States presents a growing public health and economic burden, starting with significant impacts on academic outcomes.
Redefining Trauma-Informed Assessments for Teen Dating Violence: An Introduction to the VIP Study
Mandates for risk assessment protocols to be trauma-informed are now common across juvenile justice and school settings. However, there is little direction on how to best translate this mandate into evidence-based screening and assessment tools. This presentation will describe the theoretical model underpinning the Vulnerability, Impairment, and Promotive factors (VIP) Study, which seeks to offer an alternative to existing risk assessment approaches in vulnerable adolescents.
Increasing Rigorous Evaluation of Interventions to Reduce Gender-based Violence Victimization
The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) and its re-authorizations mandated several research efforts that stimulated a dramatic enhancement to violence against women research supported by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). This legislation has supported federal, state, local, and private partners in implementing policies and programs and conducting research directly related to gender-based violence. However, questions remain about the effectiveness of those mandates. This brown bag will discuss the gaps and challenges to evaluating gender-based violence interventions.
Effects of county and state economic, social, and political contexts on racial/ethnic and gender differences in youth's penetration into the justice system
Gender-Based Violence and the Latinx Community
Gender-Based Violence and American Indian and Alaska Native Communities