January 2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1
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NEW VIPP Program Manager
Teresa Brechlin
Anna Fondario, VIPP’s Program Manager since 2017 was recently promoted to Bureau Director of the Bureau of Health Promotion in which VIPP sits. Teresa Brechlin, former Policy and Prevention Manager of VIPP was promoted to VIPP Program Manager. Teresa has been with VIPP since 2003 when she was hired to be the Domestic Violence Prevention Specialist. Teresa is passionate about public health and improving the social determinants of injury and violence. We are excited to have her taking the reins of VIPP. You can contact Teresa at or at (385) 214-5933.

VIPP Launches
a New Website
It's more than just a new look and easier navigation. It is also has a new web address. Visit us at
Visit the Website
Upcoming Events
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Collaborative Kickoff:
Surviving and Thriving Beyond 2020
Register Here
In collaboration with The Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood, we will be holding the 2021 kick-off of our ACEs Learning Collaborative on January 26th, 2021 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm. 

Get essential information on:

• Intergenerational Transmission of ACEs and Childhood Trauma

• Strengthening Economic Supports for Families

• Improving Parental Help-seeking

• Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

• Screening for Social Determinants in Primary Practice to Prevent/Mitigate ACEs

• And much more

Kara Patin
Sarah Shea
Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson
Presenters include: Kara Patin, LCSW; Sarah Shea, CSW; Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson, CSW, PhD. In addition to other roles, Kara, Sarah, and Mary Beth work at the University of Utah’s Social Research Institute in the College of Social Work. They are currently managing a project, in partnership with The Utah Department of Health and many other agencies, to help organizations, businesses and partners across Utah incorporate the trauma-informed approach within their programs, policies, and practices.
Register Here
New Reports
New Intimate Partner Violence Fatalities Report
View the Report
New Adverse Childhood Experiences Report
View the Report
Shared Strategies Fact Sheet
View the Fact Sheet
For more information about VIPP, please visit our website by clicking here.

If you have any feedback, suggestions, or would like to have something included in our next edition, please email Tom Schleiffarth at


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