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 how "White supremacy" culture has systematically served as the formation, foundation, and expression of institutional racism throughout U.S. history by employing institutional policies and cultural conflicts of “divide and conquer” between different communities.
Offers strategies to help parents/caregivers cope with collective traumas. This fact sheet also provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children as they cope.
Features a conversation about creating awareness regarding youth responses to community violence, civil unrest, and societal history of marginalization and racial trauma.
Focuses on current challenges and recommendations for addressing the needs of young immigrant children, youth and families; highlighting the importance of community partnership, early childhood protections; addressing substance use and its effects, as well as faith based supportive approaches.
Provides perspectives on the institutional responses to the links between community violence and COVID-19 including law enforcement, juvenile justice, national disaster, and mental health systems.
Looks at community violence, an ongoing crisis in society as many youth and families feel the destructive repercussions of peer conflicts, gun and other weapon attacks, gang fights, and public violence incidents.
Discusses Islamophobia and hate-based violence against Muslims with children.
Expands the conversation to include those in rural communities who are seeing an increase in Community Violence without the benefit of a service structure, appropriate training or the necessary partnerships to provide optimal care for families.
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.