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Youth Violence Prevention

Why I Love Black History Month--and How To Do It Better

Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr.

I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History.

Every Week Is Youth Violence Prevention Week

Toni Irving | Posted 06.08.2014 | Chicago
Toni Irving

When a typical week for young people nationwide between 10 and 24 years of age includes more than 90 homicides and over 13,000 emergency room visits due to assault, something is very wrong.

A Fresh Approach to Tackling Juvenile Violence

Toni Irving | Posted 04.13.2014 | Chicago
Toni Irving

Here's the stark reality. We have spent incalculable dollars on well-intentioned projects to curb juvenile violence. But we can't say what works best. We simply don't know. It's not from failing to try.

The Business of Play

Michael Feigelson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Michael Feigelson

Today, the day before the World Economic Forum conference in Lima, a group of Peruvian kids and their adult allies will make a case for why a childhood free from violence and filled with playful learning is the key to the kind of innovation that can drive economic prosperity in this century.

Time to Pass the Youth PROMISE Act

Robin_Wright | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact

Rather than focusing on ineffective and wasteful "one size fits all" approaches, the Youth PROMISE Act invests in local, culturally and geographically relevant, proven and promising violence prevention and intervention strategies that save lives and enable youth to realize their vast potential.

Katherine Bindley

An App To Screen For Guns On Facebook | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

EyeGuardian started out as an app to help parents detect suspicious activity -- such as potential cyberbullying and inappropriate photos -- on their c...

From the Block to the Pulpit: Shot Callers in the Hood

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Who's calling the shots on your block to save the lives of children and the community? What can you do to be known as a shot caller for change?

A Model for Empowering a New Generation to Combat Youth Violence

Marcus Bright | Posted 09.01.2012 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

Homicides in the city of Chicago have sparked the resurgence of a national discussion on preventing youth violence. Politicians, civil rights leaders, scholars, and others have been called upon to solve the problem of violence in urban areas.

A Little Girl Named Annie, and a Man With a Gun

Pam Allyn | Posted 07.01.2012 | New York
Pam Allyn

The children who live here are precious children and their lives are glowing with the potential of who they are and who they can become. But this will not be possible unless we stop isolating entire communities and join together to take action.

Are Town Curfews A Good Thing?

Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

Teens in Oakland, California who stay out too late may be headed for trouble not just with their parents, but also the police. As a response to rising...

It's Time For a New Approach to Violence

Jakada Imani | Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco
Jakada Imani

It is rare that young people who witness violence in our cities are counseled. Too often the coping mechanisms that youth learn in the streets only fuel the cycle of violence.

Another Tragic Gun Death That Could Have Been Prevented

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.08.2011 | Impact
Daniel Gross

We all need to communicate to the young people in our lives the importance of speaking up about any threats of violence, whether someone is threatening to hurt themselves or others.

Mom Aiding Accidentally Shot Husband Accidentally Shot

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Gross

The fact is, most parents who choose to own guns in homes with kids seem oblivious to the real risks and dangers those guns pose to their families.

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.