Explore Community HealthSim, a new violence prevention resource from CDC

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CDC has created a new violence prevention resource in the VetoViolence suite of tools and trainings, Community HealthSim. This new tool will take you on a tour of Vetoville. You will play the role of a “special advisor”—brought in to determine how to spend the town’s resources to improve community issues, such as struggling businesses and schools, an overcrowded jail, and …

Hospital emergency departments play a vital role in reducing youth violence in urban communities

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ANN ARBOR—Thirty minutes of counseling during an emergency room visit can decrease a young person’s involvement in future violent behaviors, researchers at the University of Michigan have found. Researchers from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and the U-M Injury Center found that a single, structured counseling session delivered to high-risk youth by a social worker-level therapist was successful in …

New partnership forms the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center

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We are proud to be a lead partner in the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center.  MI-YVPC Directors Marc Zimmerman and Rebecca Cunningham worked closely with colleagues in Flint, Michigan to launch a new community-academic partnership that will coordinate new and on-going research in Flint.  This new collaboration of Flint’s Community Based Organization Partners (a coalition of community-based organizations), UM-Flint, the University of Michigan’s …

Fathers and Sons program launching in Chicago

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ANN ARBOR—A proven University of Michigan program to strengthen the father-son bond, with a goal to reduce risky youth behaviors, will now be conducted in Chicago. The U-M School of Public Health has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health for research to determine …

Raising of America: A screening and community conversation

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You are invited to a screening and discussion of the film series The Raising of America. This is a five-part documentary series that explores the question: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better? The series investigates these questions through different lenses: What does …

Fill-A-Truck for Flint

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The water crisis in Flint is a public health emergency, and many of us are wondering what we can do to help. There are several non-profits in Flint that are accepting monetary and water donations for families in need. Let’s do our part and Fill-A-Truck for Flint. The Prevention Research Center and Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center will be collecting …

Inaugural University Avenue Corridor’s holiday lighting contest was a success

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We are excited to be a part of the inaugural Light Up University Avenue Contest, sponsored by the University Avenue Corridor Coalition. Three winners were announced this week. Winners were: the Lesser family (Glendale Hills neighborhood); the Welch family (Mott Park neighborhood); and the Jones family (Carriage Town neighborhood). Winners each received $300 for their efforts to make the University Avenue Corridor …

Multi-pronged approach to youth violence prevention is working

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We are pleased to announce that the findings from our study of youth violence prevention strategies in Flint, Michigan have been released. Following a 5 year study of six community programs, young people in a selected intervention area were 25 percent less likely to be victims of a violent assault than those in a comparison area. This was accompanied by a 38-percent …