UNITY RoadMap: A Framework for Effectiveness and Sustainability
The UNITY RoadMap is a resource for cities to prevent violence before it occurs by mapping out solutions to effectively and sustainably prevent violence.
Principles of Prevention - Free Online Violence Prevention Course
The CDC is helping the nation prevent violence with a free on-line course that's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The course—which offers continuing education credits—teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model. Participants complete interactive exercises to learn to help prevent five types of violence: Child abuse and neglect, Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Suicide, and Youth violence. Principles of Prevention is designed for those working to stop violence from ever happening. It helps professionals move from the problem to the solution. This course teaches the fundamentals of effective violence prevention methods and incorporates the growing body of research on what works.
Protect Children, Not Guns
We can do better. Join the campaign to stand up, speak out, and organize with urgency and persistence until the President, members of Congress, governors, and state legislators protect children instead of guns. Every child’s life is sacred, and it is long past time that we pass common-sense gun safety regulations to protect all our children.
World Report on Violence and Health
The World report on violence and health is the first comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale – what it is, whom it affects and what can be done about it. Three years in the making, the report benefited from the participation of over 160 experts from around the world, receiving both peer-review from scientists and contributions and comments from representatives of all the world’s regions.
Global Status Report on Violence Prevention
In 2002 WHO launched the World report on violence and health which provided the first comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale – what it is, whom it affects and what can be done about it. The Global status report on violence prevention, evaluates the extent to which countries have been implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health.
The Global Cost of Violence
The economic impact of violence has surpassed the combined GDPs of Japan and Germany. According to the latest report from the Institute for Economics and Peace, the global economic cost of violence in 2012 was US$9.46 trillion, which represents 11% of Gross World Product. The report, The Economic Cost of Violence Containment, calculates the cost of violence containment in over 150 countries according to 13 different types of violence related spending.
Violence Containment Spending in the United States
Violence containment spending costs the U.S. $2.16 Trillion. The definition of violence containment spending is the economic activity that is related to the consequences or prevention of violence where the violence is directed against people or property. This report provides a series of hypothetical case studies that demonstrate how redirected spending could create a more peaceful and prosperous U.S. Reducing Violence Containment spending allows for an increased investment in education, healthcare and job programs.
logo-211LA2211 L.A. County
211 LA County, a 501(c)3 organization, is one of the largest and most effective resource lines in the nation providing access to comprehensive social services and disaster support for L.A. County residents. 211 LA’s innovative programs are examples of the best practices in assessing, coordinating and integrating the health and human services needed by the most underserved and vulnerable populations of one of the most culturally diverse counties in the country. With one phone call, clients are directly screened and connected with the services they need for themselves or their children, including shelters, meals, autism screening, veterans’ services, substance abuse programs, health care, and mental health services, and access to jobs.
Community ToolboxCommunity Toolbox
The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities. Want to learn about community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and other aspects of community practice? Then help yourself to over 300 educational modules and other free tools.