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UNITY e-alert: April 17, 2013

Advancing Prevention in the Context of Community Trauma. Join Our Webinar 4/18

Awareness is growing about trauma and its impact on individuals and communities. While most approaches that address trauma focus on treating the individual, this UNITY webinar will explore community-oriented approaches. UNITY will introduce the concept of trauma, describe how it can spread to others, and share approaches to preventing violence that are rooted in an understanding of the impact of trauma on individuals, families and communities. Join Rachel Davis and Howard Pinderhughes in a conversation on the implications of community trauma for efforts to prevent violence. Register now.
Laying the Groundwork: Advancing Prevention in the Context of Community Trauma

Thursday, April 18, 2013
11 a.m. to noon PT / 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET
Register now
  • Howard Pinderhughes, Ph.D., UNITY consultant and associate professor, UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Rachel Davis, MSW, UNITY project director and managing director, Prevention Institute
Participants in this webinar will understand:
  • how our understanding of trauma and its impact on individuals has progressed
  • how trauma is transmitted and the implications for urban youth
  • the strengths and limitations of trauma-informed approaches for individuals
  • the need to understand the impact of community-level trauma and the implications for prevention practice

UNITY Launches “Reports from the Field”

Stay current on news, research and innovations with
Reports from the Field, a new UNITY web page dedicated to cutting-edge stories and reports about preventing violence in U.S. cities. This running catalog of recommended reading is designed to spark new ideas, prompt discussion and strengthen cities’ efforts to create peaceful streets. 

New Look for UNITY RoadMap Online

Explore the nine elements of the UNITY RoadMap with this
online module. This new interactive format makes it easy to learn about the who, the what and the how of preventing violence, in whatever order you choose. Refine your city’s efforts with a quick read-through of all the elements, or dive deep into a particular element where you’d like additional guidance. Get started, and use the UNITY RoadMap Gauge in the lower right corner, to identify gaps and measure progress.


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