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This week, the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center launched a new resource, Story Map: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in Flint, MI. This new resource describes Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and highlights how a community coalition applied them to address blight, reclaim neighborhoods, and establish a model for revitalization in Flint, Michigan. This

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We are excited to be participating  in the recently launched  Open Data Flint project.  Open Data Flint is an open-to-the-community data repository that aims to assist the community of Flint, Michigan to: Bring together data to help build the evidence base to achieve a healthier Flint community. Gain a deeper understanding of the far-reaching impact of

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The Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC) is organized to create synergy in research, foster  academic-community partnerships, and develop innovative solutions to community-defined issues. In collaboration with the Flint community, the Healthy Flint Research Center (HFRCC) is a partnership among UM/Flint, UM/Ann Arbor, and MSU to work to aid Flint recover and rebuild from the water crisis.

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A new study tests the theoretical model of psychological empowerment and finds support for the three components described in Zimmerman’s conceptual framework: intrapersonal component, interactional component, and behavioral component. Eisman and colleagues analyzed data from 367 middle school youth aged 11-16 to test the theory. Results indicated that each of the factors for the three

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The 2016 report from the Prevention Research Center and Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center: Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Engaging Youth is now available online. Our latest report features news and updates from several of our projects in the Flint community including: Community Engagement and Revitalization, the core project of the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center Youth Violence through

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Congratulations to Dr. Andria Eisman for being selected as one of ten recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award. The Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award recognizes postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan who have demonstrated a breadth of excellence in all areas of research, teaching, mentoring, service, and leadership. Dr. Eisman’s primary research focuses on

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The Prevention Research Center will be well-represented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. This year’s meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado from October 29 – November 2. The theme of the conference is: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health. Our team will be presenting findings and

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Interactions between police and the communities they serve have always been an important component to police efficacy, as the police depend on community residents to both report crimes, and cooperate with them in their investigations. However, the tension between the two groups, though not a new phenomenon, has been highlighted recently by numerous, very public

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A  study of middle school students in Warsaw, Poland examined both the risk factors and promotive factors associated with adolescent substance abuse.  The survey questionnaire and items were based on those used for Flint Adolescent Study. Substance abuse is a significant issue for adolescents in Poland. Poland transitioned from a socialist to capitalist economy several decades ago. 

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Last spring,  Marc Zimmerman was invited to present on the importance of youth empowerment, at the Childhood Health and Nutrition Research Conference hosted together by the USDA Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center and the National Dairy Council.  He also recently published a blog post on the National Dairy Council website about empowerment theory and YES and how it

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A new publication from the Flint Adolescent Study explores how family functioning throughout the adolescent years relates to sexual risk behaviors among teens. HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain a major public health concern in the US. Adolescents are at increased risk for HIV/STI and Black adolescents are disproportionately affected. Previous studies have

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ANN ARBOR—Thirty minutes of counseling during an emergency room visit can decrease a young person’s involvement in future violent behaviors, researchers at the University of Michigan have found. Researchers from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and the U-M Injury Center found that a single, structured counseling session delivered to high-risk youth by a social

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