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Building a skilled, diverse public health workforce is essential for advancing more responsive youth firearm violence prevention. To address this need, our center has created a Training Core with a focus on scholars who have been historically underrepresented in prevention research. Our Training Core will grow the field by offering applied research experiences for scholars at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels. Trainees will develop skills to take on leadership roles in youth violence prevention research, evaluation, and practice.

Our Training Core collaborates with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention to train post-doctoral research scholars and we periodically have openings for fellows. We also work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program and the Future Public Health Leaders Program to offer summer internships, research assistant positions, and entry-level fellowships.

Our Training Core presents an annual summer speaker series that brings leading scholars and practitioners to explore the root causes of firearm violence and potential solutions.

Please join our mailing list to receive notifications about our training opportunities, including internship and fellowship openings and our summer speaker series.

Online Learning

Injury Prevention Massive Open Online Course

Injury is the leading cause of death for children and adolescents, yet little prevention training exists. Learn from a multidisciplinary panel of expert researchers and practitioners through powerful lectures, interviews, and demonstrations. Build knowledge and skills to apply evidence-based strategies and interventions in your work.

Science of Firearm Injury Prevention Among Children & Teens Online Course

Develop foundational knowledge in youth firearm injury prevention research through this interactive online course. Learn about the epidemiology, prevention, and policy aspects of firearm injury prevention from 35+ leading experts across the U.S. Apply and test your knowledge through activities, discussion boards, and quizzes.

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Summer Learning Series

The MI-YVPC  hosts a summer speaker series that brings interdisciplinary thought leaders who discuss the root causes of racial disparities in firearm violence and needed solutions.

Find out more about the series and watch recordings of our past events.

Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES) Training

YES is an evidence-based violence prevention program that empowers youth to plan and implement community change projects. Training is available for organizations that would like to adopt the YES program. We provide individual consultation and technical assistance for organization leaders and recommend eight hours of training for front-line program staff to prepare them to implement the YES Curriculum. For more information about YES training, visit the YES website.

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