Safe and Healthy Futures

By Pete Hutchison Today’s educators are being confronted with a rising amount of pressure to achieve, and this achievement is being measured through standardized testing.  The admirable goal of this testing is to, in part, identify and develop interventions to address the large learning gaps that exist among today’s students.  Unfortunately, as more and more

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By Hadiyah Muhammad At the start of my internship I worked with the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) staff and community partners to organize the Safe & Healthy Futures Youth Festival, intended to raise community awareness about the 6 MI-YVPC programs available to youth and their families in Flint. The festival featured three incredible

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We are pleased to launch our new Safe and Healthy Futures video describing our research, partnerships and programs in Flint and Genesee County and around the State of Michigan. Special thanks to Bettina Campbell, Mark Valacak, Brian Larkin, and Natasha Warren for their eloquent words. We would also like to thank the YES kids for

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At the PRC/MI, we strive to develop sustainable strategies for disease prevention and health promotion for families and communities, and partnerships are essential to ensure success in reaching that goal. There are a number of examples of effective partnerships ongoing with PRC/MI projects. For example, the collaboration between Dr. Alison Miller and Motherly Intercession, Inc.

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Congratulations to the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center on hosting a successful Safe and Healthy Futures Youth Festival last weekend! We were pleased to take part in the event and share information about the PRC/MI programs. Photos from the day are now posted on the MI-YVPC website. View them here: http://yvpc.sph.umich.edu/2012/06/01/safe-healthy-futures-youth-festival/

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On Saturday, June 9th, the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) is hosting the “Safe and Healthy Futures Youth Festival” from 12-3pm at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School in Flint. There will be free activities for youth aged 10-17 including a video booth, music booth featuring BANGTOWN’s mobile studio, and live performances from youth in the community.

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Presentation slides from the “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” Symposium are now available to view online. Check out the presentation highlighting results from the 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey, as well as the break-out session presentations on some of our other featured projects here: Safe and Healthy Futures Symposium

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The “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” Symposium last Friday was a success! A big thank you to the event’s sponsor, U-M Flint, and to everyone who attended! Several PRC/MI projects were featured at the symposium, but highlights from the 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey data were the focus of the morning.

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The Prevention Research Center of Michigan Genesee County Community Board invites you to a special symposium. “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” featuring presentations on: The 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey HOPE: HIV/STD Outreach, Prevention & Education The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) Motherly Intercession: Strengthening Incarcerated Families YES: Youth Empowerment

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Today’s young people face many challenges to their health and well-being. This is particularly true in Michigan, which has been in a long and severe economic downturn. Distressed communities experience high rates of violence, incarceration, obesity and sexually transmitted infections. All of these issues have profound effects on children and young adults. Here at the

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