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Michigan Core Violence & Injury Prevention Program (CORE VIPP)
CORE Violence and Injury Prevention Program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the goal of preventing violence and injury in the state of Michigan. Injuries are the leading cause of death for persons aged 1-49 in Michigan. CORE VIPP is working to decrease injuries and violence by implementing evidence-based programs and strategies.
Michigan Core VIPP is focusing on 4 areas:
- Child Abuse/Child Neglect (CAN)
- Motor Vehicle Crashes (MVC)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Intimate Partner/Sexual Violence (IPSV)
These four focus areas are of major public health concern, and this is reflected in the leading causes of death in Michigan.
For more information on the CORE VIPP program, please visit the CDC Injury Prevention and Control web site (hyperlink: https://www.cdc.gov/injury/stateprograms/index.html)
Shared Risk & Protective Factors for Injury and Violence
Multiple forms of injury and violence share the same risk factors and protective factors. Shifting our focus towards addressing risk and protective factors has many advantages, including increasing the reach of our prevention efforts, leveraging resources, and developing new partnerships. Research shows that risk factors such as media violence, family conflict and harmful norms around masculinity and femininity are linked to multiple forms of violence including child maltreatment, teen dating violence, and intimate partner violence. On the other hand, protective factors such as community support/connectedness and skills in solving problems non-violently can lessen or eliminate the risk of perpetuating and/or experiencing violence.
To learn more about shared risk and protective factors, visit “Connecting the Dots” CDC website.
Addressing Child Abuse/Child Neglect (CAN) & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
In 2015, there were over 34,000 Michigan children who were identified as victims of child abuse and neglect. This is nearly 4,000 more than the previous year.
Priority Core VIPP strategy: Period of PURPLE Crying
This program strives to educate families and caregivers about early infant crying, the dangers of infant head trauma from shaking, and promotes coping skills to deal with persistent infant crying.
We offer free implementation materials, evaluation support and technical assistance. Email Deltavier Robertson at RobertsonD2@michigan.gov for more information about implementing the Period of PURPLE Crying in Michigan.
Addressing Motor Vehicle Injury & Death
Child safety seats are important for child protection against motor vehicle injuries, but many are not properly used. According to the 2018 Child Restraint and Booster Seat Report almost 80% of child restraint seats are misused, which is higher than the rate was in 2015 (74%)
Priority Core VIPP Strategy: Increase bilingual Child Passenger Safety Technicians
Spanish and Arabic-speaking community members are being trained as child passenger safety technicians to improve access to safe child restraints for all Michigan families.
For information on finding trained technicians, child safety guide information, and more, please visit the website for National Child Passenger Safety Certification.
Addressing Intimate Partner/Sexual Violence (IPSV)
According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 8.1% of Michigan adolescents have experienced sexual dating violence during the twelve months before the survey, compared to 6.9% nationally.
Priority Core VIPP Strategy: Expand implementation and evaluation of Safe Dates in schools
Safe Dates is a school-based prevention program for middle and high school students designed to stop or prevent the initiation of dating violence victimization and perpetration.
Love is Respect National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: Call 1-866-331-9474 and TTY: 1-866-331-8453, and website for Love Is Respect.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY: 1-800-787-3224, and website for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Email Deltavier Robertson at RobertsonD2@michigan.gov for more information.
- Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Child & Adolescent Health Center Program
- Children’s Trust Fund
- Michigan Rape Prevention Education Program
- National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Office of Highway Safety Planning
- Safe Kids Coalitions
- University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States (MV PICCS)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
- Children’s Protective Services
- Healthy relationship cards – available in English, Arabic, and Spanish
- Injury and Violence in Michigan Report
- Legislation tool for laws about injury prevention
- Michigan Infant Safe Sleep Program
- Michigan Safe Delivery Program
- Michigan Traffic Crash Facts Data Query Tool
- National Domestic Violence Hotline web site
- Sports concussion website
- Teen Dating Abuse help: Love Is Respect web site
- 2018 Direct Observation Survey of Child Restraint and Booster Seat Use and Misuse in Michigan