U of M partners to improve school safety in Genesee County, MI

A photo of participants of a program at Beecher's Tucker Elementary School.

Originally posted on our sister center’s website, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC). In response to multiple school shootings in the U.S., the Department of Justice created the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) to study promising programs that may improve school climate and safety. Since 2014, over $240 million has been awarded to research school-based […]

Youth with solid educational goals may steer clear of violence

ANN ARBOR—Young African-American men who have well-established educational aspirations by the time they are in 9th grade are less likely than their peers to engage in violent behavior at age 22, researchers from the University of Michigan have found. The team also found that exposure to community violence led boys without such aspirations to be […]

December 2012 Connecticut School Shooting Position Statement

Nine school violence prevention researchers and practitioners nationwide have developed a position statement on the Dec. 14, 2012 Connecticut school shootings that is being disseminated across the U.S. today. The statement is in response to the tragic acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School and updates the School Shootings Position Statement that was disseminated […]

My Internship: Learning That I Live in a Bubble

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 […]

Effective Partnerships Are the Key to Creating Sustainable Strategies

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. […]

MI-YVPC Youth Festival Photos Posted

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/

Upcoming Event: MI-YVPC Safe and Healthy Futures Youth Festival

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. […]

PRC Symposium Presentation Slides Now Available

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

PRC Symposium: Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County

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 SurveyHOPE: HIV/STD Outreach, Prevention & EducationThe Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC)Motherly Intercession: Strengthening Incarcerated FamiliesYES: Youth Empowerment Solutions Register for “Safe and […]