New study examines links between life satisfaction and school violence

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A new study led by our colleague, Jorge Varela at the Universidad del Desarollo in Santiago, Chile, examined the relationship between school violence and life satisfaction among youth, specifically looking at the role that school satisfaction may also play in that relationship. The researchers analyzed data from a sample of 802 seventh graders from three different cities in Chile. They found that being a victim …

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Learn how environmental design is helping prevent crime in Flint, MI

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our Story Map: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in Flint, MI. This new resource describes Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and highlights how a community coalition applied them to address blight, reclaim neighborhoods, and establish a model for revitalization in Flint, Michigan. This Story Map was created in partnership with the …

Event: Newtown Live-A National Conversation

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Newtown, a documentary about the December 14, 2012 school shooting in Connecticut,  premiered at Sundance earlier this year and has been lauded by critics from coast to coast. Newtown comes to theaters Wednesday, November, 2 — one night only — for a special screening event, followed by a nationwide live town hall discussion that will be moderated by CNN’s Chris Cuomo. The …

YVPC projects highlighted in 2016 PRC report

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The 2016 report from the Prevention Research Center,  Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Engaging Youth, is available online. The report features news and updates from several projects in the Flint community including: Community Engagement and Revitalization, the core project of the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center Youth Violence through Environmental Design and Renew the Avenue Youth Empowerment Solutions Flint Adolescent Study Generation 2 School safety and …

New study examines the factors that influence the police-community relationship

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Interactions between police and the communities they serve have always been an important component to police efficacy, as the police depend on community residents to both report crimes, and cooperate with them in their investigations. However, the tension between the two groups, though not a new phenomenon, has been highlighted recently by numerous, very public violent encounters. A new study …

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Research teams assessing 20,000 property parcels in Flint and Youngstown

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Data collection for the new MI-YVPC core project, Community Engagement and Revitalization, is under way in Flint, Michigan, and Youngstown, Ohio. We are studying whether involving community youth and adults in greening activities reduces violence to a greater degree than either professional greening or no maintenance. This work builds upon and supports programs developed by local land use organizations and …

UM Research Newsletter Features Results of YVPC Violence Prevention Programs

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The UM Office of Research July newsletter features a moving and informative article, History of Violence, that highlights the YVPC and its associated project, Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES). The article includes results from a study that documented a reduction in assaults in the YVPC intervention area, and positive findings from the evaluation of a brief emergency department violence prevention program …

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 …