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The Effects of Chronic Violence on Flint’s Youth

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Michigan Radio, one of Michigan’s National Public Radio (NPR) stations, recently ran a short piece on the toll chronic violence takes on the youth in Flint. They will also be expanding on this topic today, with an extended version of their story and an hour long, live call-in show. The show will take a broader look at the effects of violence …

CDC releases new Opportunities for Action guide

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A new guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  entitled Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action, has just been released that describes effective strategies that can be used to prevent youth violence.  Youth violence is a leading cause of death and injuries — each and every day 13 young people are victims of homicide and more than 1,600 are treated in emergency …

Empowering Kids, Overcoming Violence

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The MI-YVPC YES program is featured in the latest issue of Findings magazine.  Marc Zimmerman and Susan Morrel-Samuels describe the program and violence as a public health issue in a special Findings Video Extra. The full Findings article is in the Spring 2014 edition.

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2014 Future Flint Video Contest

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The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) invites you to participate in the Future Flint video contest! The Future Flint contest gives you a chance to improve your community.  Submit a video from your phone, digital camera or a camcorder and let your voice heard! Tell Flint leaders what changes need to be made to make your neighborhood safe and inviting. Winning …

Interview: Fighting Inaction on Gun Safety

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Our own Susan Morrel-Samuels appeared on MSNBC News over the weekend (July 13). She joined Jarvis DeBerry, Columnist for the Times-Picayune, on Disrupt with Karen Finney. She discussed what we are doing to prevent youth violence and offered comment on the recent Injury Center Study (Zimmerman and Cunningham among the co-authors) that was published just last week. Watch the interview »

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Youth Violence Stats & Facts

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Did you know? 20% of high school students report being bullied on school property in 2009.1 31.5% of students had been in a physical fight one or more times in the last 12 months.1 In the US, 17.5% of students had carried a weapon on at least 1 day in the last 30 days.1 In the US, Homicide is the #2 leading cause of death for …