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Prevention Institute e-alert: May 5, 2015

Boosting community resilience and organizational capacity to prevent/address trauma-related violence

We must understand trauma and how it affects communities, in order to prevent violence effectively in communities impacted by trauma.  Please join the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in collaboration with Prevention Institute and Development Services Group, Inc. (DSG), for a May 20 webinar, “A Focus on Trauma: Integrating Trauma-Informed Approaches and Moving Toward Trauma Prevention.” 


11:00 am-12:30 pm PT/ 2:00 pm-3:30 pm ET

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Together, we’ll discuss trauma and its transmission, the evolution of our understanding of trauma, and the difference between individual and community-oriented approaches to trauma. As we learn more about trauma, it is becoming clear that trauma cannot be solved by focusing only on after-the-fact, one- person-at-a-time strategies.  Increasingly, advocates and academics are calling for more attention to promising prevention approaches that impact whole communities. In this webinar, we’ll highlight different frameworks and models of trauma-informed approaches in order to tailor prevention work to communities impacted by trauma. We’ll also identify tools and resources to support ongoing, innovative partnerships to prevent trauma in the first place. 

Trauma is a critical issue and focus across OJJDP's Youth Violence Prevention Network. OJJDP, PI and DSG are excited to have dynamic speakers guiding the discussion:


Jane Hallday Goldman, PhD, MSW, Director of the Service Systems program at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, coordinates projects related to trauma-informed child and family systems.


Howard Pinderhughes, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at UC San Francisco, has led strategy development on violence and trauma prevention in locales across the country, and collaborates with Prevention Institute on community-level trauma work.


Annie Lyles, MSW, Program Manager, Prevention Institute. Annie provides training and technical assistance on issues impacting rural and urban communities including mental health issues, trauma and multiple forms of violence. 


*A previous version of this e-alert had the wrong day with the correct date.

Community-level trauma

UCSF Professor Howard Pinderhughes and PI Managing Director Rachel Davis discuss community-level trauma and what can be done about it. Read here

Making connections for mental health

Written for The Movember Foundation, this landscape report details the current status of mental health and well-being of U.S. boys and men. 

Preventing sexual, domestic violence with men of color

This recent PreventConnect webinar explored community-level, community-driven solutions to prevent sexual and domestic violence while also supporting the fundamental well-being of men and boys.

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