Helps youth recognize that community violence does not have to dominate their lives if they understand their reactions to it, understand how to keep themselves safe, and understand how to make positive choices in dangerous times.
The following resources on Community Violence were developed by the NCTSN.
Addresses community violence in the lives of youth.
Explores the conditions that contribute to youth affiliation with armed groups, including racialized structural and economic violence, individual and community traumatization, and high-risk behavioral adaptations to chronic violence.
Explores both the historical and current causes for disproportionality.
Provides expertise on the impact of violence on youth. This webinar presents best practices for prevention and trauma intervention for youth impacted by community violence and trauma.
Offers information on refugee youth and their families.
Provides community violence workers with information about secondary traumatic stress (STS).
Discusses the processes leading maltreated youth to become involved in the juvenile justice system.
Discusses the key causes, major consequences, and professional responses related to community violence and its traumatic stress-related impacts on youth.
Lists common reactions educators might see in the students with whom they work and suggestions on how they may help after community trauma.
Gives questions for youth to answer to determine if they have experienced community violence.
Offers some statistics about gang-involved youth and their exposure to traumatic events.