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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 
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Youth Services Network 
Helping Minneapolis youth find shelter and services

What's up 612
Online resource of things to do in Minneapolis

Mobile friendly website dedicated to help youth work through some of the simple stressors of life

Minneapolis employment and training
Check out some youth programming opportunities 

Birth to 18 years recommended immunization schedule (CDC) 






University of Minnesota analysis reports




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Last updated Feb 16, 2018



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