Read the UNITY Advisory Meeting summary to learn the advantages of sparking a social movement that saves lives and fosters thriving youth. Representatives of the UNITY Steering Committee, partner organizations and other leaders gathered at the King Center in Atlanta to explore ways to build and sustain momentum for a public health approach to preventing violence. Six major themes emerged at the December 2011 meeting:
- Engaging Survivors
- "Second-Hand Trauma," i.e., understanding how trauma from exposure to violence can impact entire populations, not just individual victims
- All Violence Is Connected
- Evaluation in Context
- Violence Reframed
- Expanded Impact, especially through partnerships and networks
Read the UNITY Advisory Meeting Synthesis for full details and next steps for UNITY and its partners.
UNITY Co-Chair Larry Cohen shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, who welcomed UNITY meeting participants to the King Center.