New YES study sheds light on factors related to implementing programs in real-world settings

Translating evidence based programs from controlled settings into real-world community settings is challenging. Inevitably, life gets in the way, and programs are not implemented as they were originally designed or intended. Measuring implementation factors can help guide future implementation and improve program outcomes. A new study, published in the journal, Health Promotion Practice, presents methods to […]

Study explores links between violence exposure, friendship and depression in teens

A new study led by PRC faculty member, Justin Heinze examined the exposure to violence during adolescence and how that may increase the risk of depression and anxiety symptoms in early adulthood. Researchers also took into account the individual’s friendship attachment during adolescence and whether it influences the risk of the depression and anxiety symptoms […]

A positive future outlook influences alcohol and drug use in highschool

Findings from a recent publication by PRC and YVPC affiliate faculty, Dr. Sarah Stoddard, suggests that positive future orientation (i.e., individual’s thoughts and feelings about their future) may play a key role in the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among adolescents. The article that was recently published in the journal Youth & Society, […]

New study examines links between life satisfaction and school violence

A new study led by our colleague, Jorge Varela at the Universidad del Desarollo in Santiago, Chile, examined the relationship between school violence and life satisfaction among youth, specifically looking at the role that school satisfaction may also play in that relationship. The researchers analyzed data from a sample of 802 seventh graders from three different cities in Chile and […]

New partnership with Wayne State University brings YES to Detroit

We are excited to announce that YES is being adapted and implemented in Wayne County, MI. Dr. Poco Kernsmith and Dr. Joanne Smith-Darden from the Wayne State University School of Social Work are adapting the YES Curriculum to address Teen Dating Violence (TDV). YES for Healthy Relationships (YES-HR) is a four-year project that will implement YES in three Wayne […]

YVPC launches new resource to tell story of revitalization in Flint

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 […]

Partners share data through Open Data Flint project

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 […]

Join the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center mailing list

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. […]

New study finds support for YES model of psychological empowerment

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 […]

New report available online: Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Engaging Youth

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 […]

PRC researcher selected as Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow

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 […]