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Violence Prevention

Guns, Mental Illness and Violent Masculinity: A Recipe to Kill

Dr. Alan Heisterkamp | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Dr. Alan Heisterkamp

Namely, there are many boys with whom I've worked over the years who could be described in a similar manner to that of Adam Lanza, but who never took out their rage and anger on others. What made Adam Lanza different? What's happening here?

A History of Violence

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 02.15.2013 | Media
Joseph Bobrow

Our culture, in which the draw of violence is turbo-charged, glamorized and commercialized, clearly plays a pivotal role in the psychological problems of an alarmingly growing number of young men who commit wanton murder.

Gangster Rap and the History of Violence

Tio Hardiman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

There is a need to work on challenging the behaviors of young men and women by helping them understand that violence should be observed as unacceptable behavior.

Yoga: Helping Survivors of Sexual Trauma to Heal

Rob Schware | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Zabie Khorakiwala has managed UC Irvine's violence prevention programs for the past two years and became dedicated to providing survivors of sexual trauma with tangible ways to heal.

The Deadly Recession: Dangers of a Down Economy

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Over the last few years, studies have suggested a connection between unemployment and suicide rates.

Violence Spreads Like an Infectious Disease

Tio Hardiman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

One way to look at violence would be to treat violence as a public health issue and work hard on changing the way people think about violence.

No Longer Number 1!

Alyn Ware | Posted 08.04.2011 | World
Alyn Ware

As a New Zealander living part-time in the United States for nearly two decades, I have until now been perplexed by the American compulsion to have to...

Curbing the Tide on Decades of Violence in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Imagine growing up in a system where, generation after generation, the zip code you live in means you are going to have to fight the moment you walk out the front door.

Bullying And Beyond: How To Stop Violent Behavior

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

There are three types of people involved in a violent situation: the perpetrator, the victim and the bystander. Our society is largely made up of bystanders -- people who observe violent behavior, but do little or nothing to stop it.

Gun Violence Prevention: Broaden the Search for Solutions

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Gross

Much of the focus has been on policy. However, it is not the only opportunity to apply the heightened public sentiment for meaningful and lasting change. It may not even be the best one.

Let's Use This Teachable Moment to Save Lives

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Daniel Gross

In an open letter sent by the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama suggests parents use the Tucson tragedy as a teachable moment.

When Can We Have a Conversation About Gun Safety in Safety?

Kaile Shilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Kaile Shilling

While the effects of an individual's mental state are impossible to predict, the effects of loose gun laws are not.

Preventing Senseless Violence

Larry_Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

If nothing else, this tragedy should and must mark a time of change. We already know what to do to make our communities safer -- now we need to do it.

To the Next Mayor of Chicago: How to Get Past Sound Bites and End the Violence

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

This month, as Chicago's mayoral candidates throw their hat in the ring, there is one issue that will most likely get a lot of attention: violence.

Chicago Teens Learn Sexual Violence Prevention Via Art Therapy

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This summer a group of teenage girls on Chicago's West Side is learning about sexual violence prevention while they draw. The idea is to get the girls...

Fewer Guns in Public Means More Freedom

Kaile Shilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Kaile Shilling

Let's be honest: Guns are made for a purpose. People buy guns to have the option of killing someone should the desire or need arise.

School's Out, and It Spells Trouble

Kaile Shilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Kaile Shilling

No school means no lunch for many low-income kids, no child care for working parents, and more crime citywide.

The Southside Wins

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Cobe has been working on mediating conflicts with CeaseFire for about 3 and a half years. His job is to stop shootings and killings on the Southside of Chicago.

Invest in Those Who Can Save Us

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

There is a foolish expectation that after so many incarcerations, relapses, and failures to succeed in the mainstream, a person may never amount to anything that will serve the larger society.

Graduation Night

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Guns and knives were drawn. Injury or death seemed imminent. Seconds after receiving the call, two carloads of outreach staff left for the scene of the conflict.

Vaccine For Violence

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

I dream that learning the basics of physical self-defense will be a part of everyone's personal as well as public policy health care agenda.

Learning From the Fort Hood Tragedy: Comments from an Expert on Suicide and Violence

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

This misfortune points toward major flaws in our mental health system for military personnel, including the mental health of psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors treating our troops.

Political Hysteria: Call for Immediate Pre-Election Calming

Diane Perlman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Perlman

Let's all bring out the best in ourselves, our leaders, and our celebrities to raise the level of discourse and create a contagion of calming to allow us to bring out the best in our country.

Domestic Violence Deadly for Women

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Josh Sugarmann

New findings demonstrate how domestic violence can escalate to homicide, often with the help of a gun -- a fact that has not gone unnoticed even in the most pro-gun states.