Bulletin Board: Resources for Cities
Browse the following pages for announcements from our partners. For updated information on funding sources, see the Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) website
. If you like would your organization's announcements to be posted here, please
Fatherhood & Healthy Families Summer Institute in Chicago, Denver and New York
Fathers & Families Coalition of America is hosting an inaugural series of regional conferences on fatherhood and healthy families. These three events will focus on the role of fathers on child development, ways to provide culturally-appropriate services to families of color, and on working with child welfare and support systems:
Continuing education credits are available through the National Association of Social Workers. For more information, contact Carmen at
CeaseFire's award-winning documentary "The Interrupters"
is an award-winning documentary highlighting the groundbreaking work of CeaseFire
, a UNITY partner
. The film tells the stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from violence. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film documents a journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities. Visit Frontline's "The Interrupters" page
to learn more.
“Principles of Prevention” Online CDC Course
Principles of Prevention is an online course offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides an introduction to basic public health concepts as they apply to preventing violence. The course describes core public health principles, provides an overview of risk and protective factors for violence, and underscores the need to alter the physical and social environment-not just the individual-to prevent violence. The course includes interviews with leading experts in the field and qualifies for continuing education credits. Visit the Principles of Prevention website
for more details.
National League of Cities Municipal Action Guides
Fully Incorporating Prevention in Comprehensive Youth Violence Reduction Strategies
is a four-page brief with Strategies, Action Steps, Resources, and Examples of Local Prevention Efforts, and UNITY cities Boston, Minneapolis, Oakland and San Diego are featured. This Municipal Action Guide draws upon the prevention continuum in the UNITY Policy Platform
. Download this and other Municipal Action Guides at the California Cities Gang Prevention Network publications web page
RWJF Issue Brief Links Violence and Social Determinants of Health
Part of a series on the social determinants of health, How Social Factors Shape Health: Violence, Social Disadvantage and Health includes local success stories that are described in Prevention Institute’s Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living. The brief also highlights the UNITY Urban Agenda and UNITY Policy Platform as resources for developing strategies that address the root causes of violence