Resources, Research & Press
Local & National Resources
Resources to help children in the wake of a school shooting
This is an important time to talk to children about what they are seeing and hearing, even when they did not directly witness the event. While it can be difficult to know what to say, evidence from research and clinical practice can help us with these difficult conversations. We begin with a few suggestions for adults who care for children indirectly affected by a school shooting.
California Teens Make Video to Respond to Newtown Tragedy
In a 60-second video 33 California young people say more guns are not the answer to keeping schools safe. "Don't lock down our schools," said one teenager in the video. "A solid plan doesn't begin and end with who has access to guns and how many police officers we have," said David Valdez, Director of the Youth Institute at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, who helped coordinate production of the video.
Violence prevention: the evidence
Excellent resources from the World Health Organization. An eight-part series of briefings on the evidence of interventions to prevent violence. Clear directions for how violence prevention funders, policy makers and program implementers can boost the impact of their violence prevention efforts.
The Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tackles the issue of violence prevention through its Injury Center. This website considers violence from a public health standpoint, and includes other forms of violence as well.
Links Between Violence and Chronic Diseases, Mental Illness and Poor Learning
These UNITY Fact Sheets are published by the Prevention Institute. The City of Minneapolis is a network partner with UNITY.
VETO Violence! Help Stop Violence Before It Happens....
Check out these great interactive tutorials and videos on youth violence!
St. Stephen's Handbook of the Streets
Youth Services Network
Helping Minneapolis youth find shelter and services
What's up 612
Online resource of things to do in Minneapolis
Minneapolis employment and training
Check out some youth programming opportunities
Birth to 18 years recommended immunization schedule (CDC)
Research on Youth Violence Prevention Best Practices
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Terrorism
- Incidents of Mass Violence, SAMHSA
- Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event, SAMHSA
- Stopping Gun Violence, American Public Health Association
- Media Use Recommendations, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Strategies to Prevent Youth Violence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline, A Report of the Children's Defense Fund. 2007
- Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2001; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publications & Press
University of Minnesota analysis reports
- Exploration of a screening tool for predicting increase risk of young people in Minneapolis becoming victims of violent crime
- Violent Victimization Among Adolescent Youth in Minneapolis
- Hospital intervention program helps reduce violence
- Minneapolis crime fighting plan offers carrot or stick to gang members
- Conference challenged young men of color to free their minds
- A hospital steps in to stop cycles of violence
- Pop-up parks in Minneapolis aim to prevent teen violence
- Core cities wisely get proactive on summer youth violence
- Minneapolis to use Federal grant to prevent youth dating violence
- Combating Youth Violence in American cities
- Minneapolis: Taking on Youth Violence
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Last updated May 13, 2019