We Celebrate Peace on the Streets and a workshop on covering violence

We want different stories about youth violence and they are there. They are about the changes taking place, changes that need to be emphasized and repeated. Changes that are solutions. Here’s a list of such stories and efforts by colleague Curtis Black. Mark Brown offers an inspiring report on the success of restorative justice in “creating […]

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We See Trauma Day After Day, a trauma worker

this is from, it explains, a trauma social worker….listen to her story. I agree. This needs to be told as well. Steve   I am the trauma social worker at one of the city’s Level I trauma centers. I see and meet with almost every gunshot/stabbing victim (and all other patients) that get admitted to […]

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So much violence, so few questions answered

I’m frustrated and maybe you can help. I hope you can. When I first read the news accounts of six-year-old Aliyah Shell’s death, it sadly seemed like so many other news stories. A child killed by a random bullet. Police say it may be gang-related. Family, neighbors, and many others are heart-broken and outraged. Same […]

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