Library - Prevention

ADOLESCENT HEALTH: THINK, ACT, GROW® (TAG)
https://opa.hhs.gov/adolescent-health?tag/index.html
This is a resource on the Federal Health and Human Services web site. The description reads "Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents."  

A HEALTH PROVIDER'S ROLE IN FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING - 2021 ARTICLE
https://nursinglicensemap.com/blog/a-health-providers-role-in-fighting-human-trafficking/
This article in a website titled "Nursing License Map" focuses on the unique role that health providers have in identifying and helping human trafficking victims. The article provides information to help health workers and community members better understand human trafficking and what measures can help disrupt cycles of forced sex work and labor.

ALCOHOL MISUSE, ABUSE, ADDICTION & TREATMENT RESOURCES
https://www.addictiongroup.org/
This website is a "fact-based resource center on alcohol addiction and treatment. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options."

CADA - COMMUNITY ANTI-DRUG COALITIONS OF AMERICA
https://www.cadca.org/
From the web site:  "Since 1992 Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups, known as community anti-drug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and develop a comprehensive plan to address them." 

CAMPAIGN NON-VIOLENCE - LED BY PACE E BENE
https://paceebene.org/
From the web site: "Pace e Bene mission is to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolence education, community-building, and action."

CHICAGO INPATIENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHAB CENTERS
https://rehabs.com/local/chicago-il/
From the web site: "If you're looking to help yourself or someone you love struggling with substance abuse issues in Chicago, IL, Rehabs.com houses a massive Internet database of private exclusive centers, as well as a lot of other choices." 

CRIME PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER
https://crimeresearch.org/
From the web site: "The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) is a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety; educating the public on the results of such research; and supporting other organizations, projects, and initiatives that are organized and operated for similar purposes. It has 501(C)(3) status."

CURE VIOLENCE (WAS CEASE FIRE) - CAMPAIGN TO END THE VIOLENCE
https://cvg.org/
From the web site: "Cure Violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – resulting reductions in violence of 40% to 70%."

GUIDE TO UNDERSTAND AND PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
https://florinroebig.com/what-is-human-trafficking/
This comprehensive article is intended to help more people become aware of human trafficking, understand the dangers, and know how to protect yourself. 

GUN VIOLENCE AMONG CHICAGO SCHOOL AGE YOUTH – RESEARCH
https://www.issuelab.org/resource/gun-violence-among-school-age-youth-in-chicago.html
From the web site: "This report summarizes the analysis of a variety of administrative data and surveys, as well as interviews and focus groups that the Crime Lab has conducted with people and organizations all over Chicago, to answer three key questions: * Who are the youth involved with gun violence in Chicago as victims or/as perpetrators? *  When do we lose these youth? * What can we do about the youth gun violence problem?

HELP STOP VIOLENCE BEFORE IT HAPPENS
https://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/apps/main/home
From the web site: "VetoViolence is your comprehensive source for violence prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this tool with you in mind. Our goal has always been to educate and empower communities to stop violence—before it happens. Over the years, we’ve continued to share research, trends, and best practices gathered from all over the country. People just like you have shared ideas and suggestions about how we can improve our resources and more effectively support local community prevention. We listened, and that’s why we’ve launched this new version of VetoViolence. This customized, user-focused site is unlike anything else out there."

HOW GUN VIOLENCE TOUCHES US ALL - THE RIPPLE EFFECT (CITY OF CHICAGO CAMPAIGN)
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/cscc/home/ripple-effect.html
This site intends to help build an awareness of "the broader causes and effects of gun violence in Chicago communities so citizens can see a path forward."  The site offers a walking tour of the South, North and West sides of Chicago. Take a look. 

HOW MENTAL HEALTH AFFECTS PHYSICAL HEALTH
https://definingwellness.com/resources/how-mental-health-affects-physical-health/
This article on the defining wellness centers website shows the connection between physical health and mental health and ways to help yourself.

HOW TO ADDRESS TRAUMA RELATED TO CURRICULUM VIOLENCE
https://teach.com/resources/addressing-student-trauma-curriculum-violence/
From the website: "Curriculum violence refers to the subjective curricular choices around lesson planning or learning experiences that cause a student psychological harm, intellectually and/or emotionally."  This article is an extensive review of signs that students are experiencing trauma from curriculum violence, as well as ways teachers can avoid causing trauma related to curriculum violence. Browse the website for other resources for educators and learners.

ILLINOIS AFRICAN AMERICAN COALITION FOR PREVENTION
http://www.ilaacp.org/
From the web site: "Established in 2005, the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP) is a statewide, membership-based charitable organization that strengthens prevention systems, policies, and programs in underserved communities through culturally-relevant research, training, and advocacy." 

LEAVE NO VETERAN BEHIND
https://www.leavenoveteranbehind.org/about
From the web site "Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB) is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that invests in Veterans to build better communities through employment training, transitional jobs, and our veteran educational debt relief scholarship. Leave No Veteran Behind invests in heroes who have served their country honorably and who seek to continue their service as assets in communities across America."

NATIONAL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION
http://www.promoteprevent.org/
From the web site: "The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides training and technical assistance to Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH grantees funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center staff work with school districts and communities as they plan, implement, and sustain initiatives that foster resilience, promote mental health, and prevent youth violence and mental and behavioral disorders."

NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL
https://www.ncpc.org/about-ncpc/
From the web site: "The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies."

OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE & DELINQUENCY PREVENTION
https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/
From the website: “OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to youth delinquency and victimization. The Office helps states, localities, and tribes develop effective and equitable juvenile justice systems that create safer communities and empower youth to lead productive lives.”

OPERATION SNOWBALL - ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE PREVENTION PROGRAM
http://operationsnowballinc.org/
From the web site: "Operation Snowball, an affiliate of Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), is an alcohol and other drug use prevention program based in Springfield, Illinois focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives." 

POSITION OF PRESSURE NFP - VIOLENCE PREVENTION
https://positionofpressure.org/
From the web site: "Our mission is to become a central point of access for violence prevention programs, education and information and shall be responsible for providing comprehensive services for teen and young adult females."

PREVENTION INSTITUTE - OAKLAND, CA
https://www.preventioninstitute.org/tools
From the web site: "Prevention Institute's tools guide practitioners, advocates, community groups, and policymakers in planning and implementing collaborative, effective prevention strategies to create safer, healthier, and more equitable communities.  Field-tested and evidence-informed, these tools and frameworks are designed to increase knowledge about the critical elements of prevention, including the value of going beyond one-on-one approaches, the need for non-traditional partners, the promise of shifting norms, and an emphasis on organizational and systems change in order to have the broadest and most sustainable impact."

RECLAIMING FUTURES
https://www.reclaimingfutures.org/about
From the web site: "The Reclaiming Futures model unites juvenile courts, probation, adolescent substance abuse treatment, and the community to reclaim youth. Together, they work to improve drug and alcohol treatment and connect teens to positive activities and caring adults.

REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN - 31 BULLETS
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2018/4/30/18621567/31-bullets-a-chicago-sun-times-campaign-to-end-gun-violence
On May 1, 2018 the Chicago SunTimes launched a public awareness, education and action campaign intended to "defeat gun violence in America. But by bringing together the most powerful solutions, we can arm people with the tools to combat the problem."

STRENTHING CHICAGO'S YOUTH (SCY) CHICAGO VIOLENCE PREVENTION
https://scy-chicago.org/
This is an initiative launched in 2011 by Children’s Memorial Hospital. It is an anti-violence movement intended to connect private and public stakeholders who will be taking a public health approach to violence prevention. 

STRYVE, A NATIONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE LED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
(CDC) https://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/apps/stryve/
From the web site: "Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere, also known as STRYVE, is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent youth violence before it starts. STRYVE Online provides direction at the national, state, and local levels about how to prevent youth violence with a public health approach, comprehensive plan, and prevention strategies that are based on the best available research evidence.”

THE BUREAU FOR AT-RISK YOUTH
https://www.at-risk.com/
From the web site: "For over 20 years the Bureau for At-Risk Youth has been developing character education curriculum. To help you develop and implement the best character education programs we have created resources dealing with topics such as drug and alcohol prevention, bullying prevention, behavior management, abuse, social skills, teen relationships, and so much more. The products are offered in a variety of formats, such as videos, games, books, pamphlets, posters, and more."

THE FIELD CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S POLICY, PRACTICE & RESEARCH AT UPENN
https://fieldcenteratpenn.org/
From the web site:"The Field Center brings together multiple disciplines and the nation’s foremost experts in child welfare to collaborate on reforming the systems that are responsible for protecting children."

THE PREVENTION COALITION - FOCUSES ON WAYS TO PREVENT TEEN DRUG USE
https://thepreventioncoalition.org/
From the web site: "PreventionCoalition is an informational site designed to educate parents, teachers and concerned community members about teen drug use and ways to prevent it."

THE RECOVERY VILLAGE® - EXTENSIVE RESOURCES FOR DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION & TREATMENT
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-addiction/
From the web site: "The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs." In addition to promoting its own treatment centers this site provides a wide range of resources that people can use to better understand substance abuse and addiction and help people who are involved.

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF DRUGS & CRIME - YOUTH INITIATIVE
https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/prevention/youth-initiative.html
From the web site: "Our mission is to empower and connect youth from around the globe to become active in their schools, communities and youth groups for the prevention of substance abuse. This site will help equip young people with resources and opportunities to help them make the best  decisions for themselves and impact their communities on issues related to drugs." 

UNITY ROADMAP: A RESOURCE TO PREVENT VIOLENCE
https://www.preventioninstitute.org/unity/general/unity-roadmap
From the web site: "THE UNITY ROADMAP"  is a resource for cities to prevent violence before it occurs by mapping out solutions to effectively and sustainably prevent violence. The UNITY RoadMap 1) helps cities understand the current status of their efforts (starting point), 2) describes the core elements necessary to prevent violence before it occurs (milestones), and 3) provides information, resources, and examples to support cities in planning, implementation, and evaluation. As a framework, the UNITY RoadMap is most effective when tailored to the needs of a particular city."

VICTORY OVER VIOLENCE - PEACE MOVEMENT INITIATIVE
http://www.vov.com/
From the web site: "To inspire people, especially young people to identify and counteract the root causes of violence in their lives, homes, schools, and local communities through awareness, introspection, individual empowerment and a creative commitment to dialogue and action."

 
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