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Violence Prevention

How Workplace Violence Prevention Programs Could Have Saved my Aunt, and Thousands of Others

The Heller School | Posted 05.24.2016 | Crime
The Heller School

By Wendy Gutierrez When I was 18 years old, my parents came into my room and told me that my aunt, who still lived in Cuba, had died. She was my fat...

What's Worse, Community Violence or Police Violence?

Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr.

Pick the one that gets your fires stoked and get to work on it--and then stay to work on it because police violence and community violence are both huge problems. It's not a matter of dealing with one or the other--we've got to deal with both.

What Happens When Everybody Has a Gun?

Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. | Posted 11.05.2016 | Crime
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr.

Many of the young people I have dealt with over the years firmly believe in carrying a gun. It's actually a commandment that they live by--"Thou shalt carry a gun for protection" is the way they put it.

Our Call to the UN Solutions Summit

Eve Sullivan | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Eve Sullivan

Because our instinct to put children first is strong, we often ignore our own needs as parents. Even the Sustainable Development Goals, several of which* relate to family, do not mention parents or parenting. When will policymakers, practitioners -- when will we all -- recognize parenting and family life education as our collective blind spot?

Ryan Grim

Here's How You Can Help Stop A Sexual Assault Before It Happens | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

Earlier this year, a woman named Jackie Fuchs reached out to The Huffington Post saying that she was ready to come forward with a secret she had lived...

Amidst A Crisis, Three Words Stand Out

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

As a nation, we are deeply grieved by those nine noble lives we lost this week, led by Senator Clementa Pinckney. Now is the time for our nation to deal with its gun violence epidemic. We cannot wait. This generation depends on us to take action.

Developing Resiliency in Lethal School Violence Prevention - Part 1 of 2

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

Resilience is best defined in practice as the ability to recover. It's a hard topic to bring up regarding school violence prevention - no doubt - but important when we can recognize success stories.

A Framework for Preventing Lethal School Violence: Part 2 (of 2)

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

In order to prevent lethal school violence, we need to be able to talk about it. This is a difficult topic to talk about. If we truly want a national dialogue on lethal school violence prevention, then we quickly might find ourselves at a crossroads.

The Making of a Murderer

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.09.2015 | Crime
Lisa Firestone

If we are serious about preventing violence, we have to be serious about early intervention. We have to work together to prevent child abuse and build better mental health screening and services for younger people.

Empowering Teens to End Dating Violence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

As an emergency physician and a mother of a 6-year-old daughter, I recognize how essential it is to talk about the need for healthy relationships early and to model them at home.

Stray Bullets Are No Accident

Robert Muggah | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

Brazil's current approach to dealing with stray bullets borders on negligence. Supposedly random shootings are treated as collateral damage -- an unavoidable outcome of a tough on crime approach. If this gun-violence epidemic is to be reversed, urgent steps must be taken.

The Profound Failures of Universities: The Winston Case and Beyond

Kristopher Kole Wyckhuys | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Kristopher Kole Wyckhuys

The prevalence of assaults within sports and college culture reflects the dire need to discuss ethical consent. University coaches, leaders, policy makers and legislators should require multi-session, leadership training for students.

Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

A Rudder for the Rudderless

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

If you haven't seen the masterful William H. Macy movie, Rudderless, you need to. And if you have seen it and are wrestling with something please read on. Moreover, if you felt there was a lack somewhere, anywhere, consider how to find the composure to read on.

Safety Planning for Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Avital Zeisler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

I want to you to be safe and away from the pain and anguish of an abusive partner. Please take these safety tips into consideration as you get yourself ready to leave. You are entitled to be free from abuse, no matter how unworthy you have been told you are or made to feel.

Finding My Voice (and Using It) to End Sexual Violence

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Erin McKelle

As much as people may want to deny it, young people are driving the sexual assault prevention and feminist movements forward. They are the catalysts.

6 Close Quarter Protection Tactics For Women

Avital Zeisler | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

As I often get asked to share my thoughts and opinions on violence prevention and self-defense, I want to share with you some basic safety tips that can help you prevent being targeted for violence.

ATM Skimming, Cyber Fraud Keep Bankers up at Night

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Last year there were hundreds of cyber fraud incidents that struck banks and put consumers’ personal data at risk, even though the one involving Tar...

The Power of Care and Attachment in the Presence of Domestic Violence

Avital Zeisler | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Keeping in mind the power of care and attachment between a mother and her child in the presence of domestic violence, the following is a note addressed to all men and women who grow up in this difficult environment.

Workplace Violence: 12 Signs Of A Dangerous Person

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Workplace violence is something everyone needs to be educated about. Know the warning signs to protect yourself and your employees. The Navy Yard sho...

The Political Rise of Restorative Justice

Molly Rowan Leach | Posted 05.26.2014 | Crime
Molly Rowan Leach

Restorative justice, realized in many states and localities as a new framework, views and responds to youth crime with a different lens.

Violence: Best Practices, Awareness, Mitigation and Response

Larry Yatch | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Larry Yatch

I'd like to offer 10 lessons for you to start your journey to gaining that confidence:

Top 15 Ways to Increase Your Safety as You Hop From Party to Party

Avital Zeisler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Holiday parties offer us the opportunity to get all dressed up, hang out with friends, family and co-workers, and generally have a great time. These social events can be so much fun but unfortunately can also carry some threats to your safety.

Nonkilling or 9mm Tacos for Breakfast

Joam Evans Pim | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Joam Evans Pim

As we try to measure and place a price on every single aspect of our existence, can we dare to place a dollar tag on our necks? Beyond the per capita amount of state-funded education and health care, how much would the thousands of hours of parental and kin dedication be worth?

What About Honoring our Own Local Nobel-Worthy Peace Laureates?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."