Promoting Resilience among Youth and Families Affected by Community Violence Through Leadership, Collaboration, and Action

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Download our Best Practice for Violence Prevention and Trauma Intervention Resources List to learn what parents, clinicians, youth, and general audiences can do to help reduce and prevent community violence.

Download our YOUTH-CAN Community Violence Training Materials to learn more about the impact of trauma and violence, connecting with others to address community violence best practices for violence prevention, and managing personal and professional stress.

Download our Community Violence Resource Catalogue for a list of prevention programs, hospital-based violence intervention programs, and online resources.

Download the If Youth Can, Then I Can Campaign Toolkit to learn more about how you can participate in violence prevention awareness efforts.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in partnership with the Yale Medicine Child Study Center has developed a toolkit that is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate tools to identify and minimize threats to child safety, foster closer engagement between law enforcement and youth, and maximize both officer safety and positive outcomes for children and families. Click here to learn more about this project and download the toolkit titled Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence.


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