RWJF: Engaging Latino Immigrant Men in Domestic Violence Prevention, 11/18/2014

November 18, 2014

Engaging Latino Immigrant Men in Domestic Violence Prevention

A group of Latina immigrants in central New Mexico began a social justice organization by the name of ‘Enlace Comunitario,’ in September of 2011 to combat domestic violence in Latino immigrant men. Since then, as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Local Partnerships program, several classes for these men have been provided to engage them in the efforts for prevention of domestic violence through treating them as an ally in this fight, rather than the enemy. …

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CNN: PTSD from your ZIP code: Urban violence and the brain, 7/1/2014

July 01, 2014

PTSD from Your ZIP Code: Urban Violence and the Brain

 

A recent study in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry has revealed the effects of violence on our minds, showing that we may not need to directly experience a violent event to feel the pain it causes. Upon interviews of eight thousand people in Atlanta, Georgia, professors from Emory University are observing higher rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in urban populations in comparison to the most common population for the disorder: war veterans. Patients from Grady Memorial …

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CDC: Preventing Youth Violence, 6/20/2014

June 20, 2014

CDC: Preventing Youth Violence

When we think about health, many of us think about nutrition and exercise; however, another large public health issue across the nation is youth violence, which affects everyone—including families and communities. Youth violence is a leading cause of death and injury. Each day, 13 youth become victims of homicide. Homicide is the third leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 and 24. This presents a risk to the emotional well-being of families and communities. Although not completely unavoidable, …

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