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Temple University

Sydney Schaefer

Spring 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A significant spike in opioid-related overdose deaths in Philadelphia has resulted in more people in the community carrying Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication. Thanks to a standing order signed by the Pe...

Nation Africa

Louise Donovan

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Felista Wangari

27 March 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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A successful training program in Nairobi is teaching girls to recognize verbal and physical assault and empowering them with the self-defense skills to respond in moments of crisis.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

26 March 2018

United States

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Increasingly, schools are using threat assessment teams to prevent shootings. Composed of school and law enforcement officials, the groups direct potentially dangerous students to appropriate resources. One study foun...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

28 February 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow used to be called the murder capital of Western Europe until officials decided to tackle violent crime with a public health focus, using tactics similar to those used to control epidemics. A carrot and stick a...

Eye On Ohio

Lucia Wallinchus

27 February 2018

Licking Valley, Ohio, United States

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Statewide, Ohio schools are debating the best methods to prevent school shootings. A seemingly bipartisan measure that is becoming increasingly popular is “red flag” laws, meaning individuals that show a potential thr...

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Naina Bajekal

21 February 2018

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Trauma is a growing problem for school children, particularly in the age of mass shootings. But trauma also comes from a variety of triggers, including losing a loved one, poverty, immigration status and witnessing vi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

16 February 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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If we can't reach consensus on gun laws, what about ensuring people who may be a threat to themselves or the community cannot access their firearms? Extreme risk protection orders are already in place in four states a...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

1 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As jails in Ohio struggle with the skyrocketing numbers of people addicted to opioids, they are increasingly becoming the state's primary detox centers. This article explores how several counties are addressing the i...

The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

23 May 2017

Victoria, Texas, United States

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In Victoria, Texas, the police department and mental health officials are joining forces to better respond to community crisis situations. From certifying police officers as mental health officers to assessing whether...

Keystone Crossroads

Jessica Kourkounis

3 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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More lives are being touched by sorrow as the opioid crisis continues to escalate. For mothers of addicts, recovered addicts, and addicts themselves, programs like Pathways to Housing and Prevention Point are bringing...

The New York Times Magazine

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

30 March 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Young adults who decide to abandon their cloistered Jewish communities have only one another to help them navigate the alternate reality of modern-day New York. 'Footsteps', is a nonprofit organization that brings fo...

Bloomberg CityLab

Michael Friedrich

19 March 2017

New York, New York, United States

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A pilot project at New York University called "E-Responder" trained 26 anti-violence counselors at five sites across the city to interpret online posts threatening violence and intervene before virtual violence turns ...

The Washington Post

Lauren Dockett

15 March 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Violence in Chicago's South Side reached a peak in 2016, with rates at the highest since the 1990s. Community leaders are trying to de-escalate street violence through CHILL, a new program that provides scientific exp...

Buzzfeed

Maura Ewing

9 February 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Police actions at a crime scene often exacerbate the victim’s trauma and trigger a person with mental illness who is going through a crisis. The Trauma-Informed Response Team in Milwaukee, is part of a national trend ...

The Trace

Ann Givens

6 February 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago’s Cure Violence program, which has been around for close to 20 years, has closed all but one of its sites. The program employs Violence Interrupters, who work in neighborhoods to help stop violent conflict. As...

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Ben Schamisso

Christian Bryant

12 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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CeaseFire Illinois have worked for years on the streets of Chicago intervening as “violence interrupters” to stop problems escalating into tragedy. Some volunteers are former gang members and they use community connec...

Detroit Free Press

Gina Damron

19 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Across the country, hospitals are embracing intensive intervention programs to help victims of violence — including those who have criminal histories — after they have been brought in for treatment of injuries. Such p...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

5 October 2016

Lisle, Illinois, United States

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Part 1 of the Caregivers Crisis series: As parents of adults with disabilities face their own struggles with aging, health, and mobility they often find themselves at the frayed end of their resources. The Parent Supp...

The Atlantic

Leah Todd Lin

7 September 2016

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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ERs are often ill-equipped to handle mentally ill patients and cause them more stress than they do help, furthermore, these recurring patients are costly. Mi Esperanza, a wellness center in CO, reduces unnecessary and...

High Country News

Leah Todd Lin

30 June 2016

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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Wellness centers around Colorado aim to fill the treatment gap left by lack of mental health crisis intervention services. Rather than send individuals in a mental health crisis to a traditional emergency room - which...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's police force has transformed its culture using a police assistance referral program that focuses on getting people the help they need first rather than arresting them. It'...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing trauma has never been an easy process but programs like Healing Hurt People help to promote recovery in traumatized, angry young men. This program, in partnership with local medical services, aims to provide t...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Victims of violence that end up in the emergency room can return within two years with more injuries because of retaliation efforts. Philadelphia’s Healing Hurt People is a hospital-based violence intervention program...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing Hurt People (HHP), the program that helped save his life, now employs men like Jermaine McCorey - men who used to be a part of a violent life on the streets of Philadelphia - to reach out to boys and young men...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

13 April 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Victims of violence found in hospitals are more likely to return for emergency care than those with chronic illnesses. As a result, communities like Cleveland, Ohio are trying the approach of treating violence as a pu...

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