Covering youth violence – Sources

Covering Youth Violence: Telling the Whole Story, Community-Linked Mental Health Services Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago The Community Linked Mental Health Services Program (CLMHSP) of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago works in conjunction with schools and other community partners in the Chicago area to develop and […]

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Covering up gaps that mend, a story that goes beyond

here’s a story from colleague Curtis Black… What links this event to others, I think, is the sense of loss over the reduction in social work and other services that make a difference for students. Public vigils remind us that neighbors care deeply about violence. But the roots of their concern should also point us […]

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This Stain Does Not Wash Away

After the family tells their story. After the funeral and more stories. After the blood is washed away, or the room of the victim is cleaned up, what about the family? Does anyone help them through the time ahead? All too often there’s no help, no counseling, no sharing of advice and support. That’s the […]

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What Numbers Matter? Not Just Homicide

Numbers drive us, but sometimes they aren’t the right numbers. Thirty years ago I was trying to understand violence in Detroit. I was a reporter with the Detroit Free Press. All we had then from the FBI were total crimes for each city. That didn’t tell us how the cities compared. So, I called and […]

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Telling the whole story about violence

The numbers are not on our side. Murders are up. Shootings are markedly up. But more care about what’s happening, and more put their energy and expertise into making a difference. And that’s the story we hope we’ll make available at our Jan. 29th gathering besides the heartbreaking one about what’s happening on some Chicago […]

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There’s more to this story

We were talking about reading about someone killed in a gang murder and how sometimes this doesn’t seem possible. How it seems that too many killings are reported as gang killings. And that made me think of an article that tracked a number of killings some time after to see what was the cause and […]

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