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Resources to help children in the wake of a school shooting

This is an important time to talk to children about what they are seeing and hearing, even when they did not directly witness the event. While it can be difficult to know what to say, evidence from research and clinical practice can help us with these difficult conversations. We begin with a few suggestions for adults who care for children indirectly affected by a school shooting. 

California Teens Make Video to Respond to Newtown Tragedy

In a 60-second video 33 California young people say more guns are not the answer to keeping schools safe. "Don't lock down our schools," said one teenager in the video. "A solid plan doesn't begin and end with who has access to guns and how many police officers we have," said David Valdez, Director of the Youth Institute at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA, who helped coordinate production of the video.

Violence prevention: the evidence

Excellent resources from the World Health Organization. An eight-part series of briefings on the evidence of interventions to prevent violence. Clear directions for how violence prevention funders, policy makers and program implementers can boost the impact of their violence prevention efforts.

The Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tackles the issue of violence prevention through its Injury Center. This website considers violence from a public health standpoint, and includes other forms of violence as well.

Links Between Violence and Chronic Diseases, Mental Illness and Poor Learning

These UNITY Fact Sheets are published by the Prevention Institute. The City of Minneapolis is a network partner with UNITY.

VETO Violence! Help Stop Violence Before It Happens....

Check out these great interactive tutorials and videos on youth violence!

St. Stephen's Handbook of the Streets


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Youth Services Network 

Helping Minneapolis youth find shelter and services

What's up 612

Online resource of things to do in Minneapolis


Mobile friendly website dedicated to help youth work through some of the simple stressors of life

Minneapolis employment and training

Check out some youth programming opportunities 

Birth to 18 years recommended immunization schedule (CDC) 




Research on Youth Violence Prevention Best Practices

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University of Minnesota analysis reports



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Last updated May 13, 2019



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