Questions on violence prevention for classrooms and book clubs
- What is “Victim Blaming,” and why is it harmful?
- “Violence is often an outcome of a systematized wearing down of communities, families, and individuals – by economics, inequality, trauma, social norms and systems, and power relations.” Trace the roots of a ‘senseless’ act of violence that occured in or near your community. What were the actual causes of the incident?
- Why do acts of violence in communities with more resources generate so much more attention than acts of violence that occur in communities that have been marginalized?
- Has anyone ever made false assumptions about your identity? How did this affect you?
- How can you link built environment to violence prevention?
Resources on violence prevention
UNITY (Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth), a Prevention Institute (PI) initiative, builds community safety in cities through comprehensive, multi-sector strategies that prevent violence and support community resilience.
PI and UNITY, are partnered with the Center for the Study of Social Policy and its Early Childhood Learning and Innovation Network for Communities to identify strategic policy, practice, and systems to make communities safer.
This Prevention Institute report offers a groundbreaking framework for understanding the relationship between community trauma and violence.
Larry Cohen, founder and executive director of the Prevention Institute, presents the UNITY Initiative as a way to reduce violence in communities across South Africa and in the United States.
The UNITY RoadMap tool is an interactive experience for learning more about how to effectively and sustainably prevent violence. It lets you navigate its elements at your own pace, read related articles, and watch video clips.
News & events on violence prevention
Prevention Institute Managing Director Rachael Davis’ article in New America Media examines the current cradle-to-prison pipeline, and insufficient educational and economic opportunities.
Jill Tucker explores the experience of children of incarcerated parents in her article in the SF Chronicle, quoting Prevention Institute Managing Director, Rachel Davis.
City leaders acknowledge the need to bridge the gap between affluent and poor communities in Oakland in order to reduce violence