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Violence Prevention, Reduction and Intervention

 pdf.gif Violence Prevention and Help for Those Affected by Violence page from the DHS Community Referral Packet 

 


 

Domestic Violence  

Emergency housing for adults and families fleeing domestic violence 

Family Acceptance Project
Offers ideas to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.

pdf.gif Sexual Minorities page from the DHS Community Referral Packet   



Community Violence

Anti-luring Tips
Helpful suggestions for children and their parents about how to be aware and stay safe in a neighborhood setting.

Family Acceptance Project
Offers ideas to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.

New pdf.gif Helping Children Cope with Violence - What Parents Can Do 
In light of recent national tragedies the National Institute of Mental Health released this document to provide information to parents. 

Safe Start
Safe Start, a part of the DHS Office of Community Services, is a program dedicated to improving outcomes for children who witness violence whether in their homes or communities. Safe Start provides trainings to professionals and families about how to recognize the effect witnessing violence has on young children and how to assist them in processing their responses. 

Contact: 412-350-3693 or safestart@allegheycounty.us 

Stop Bullying Now!
Gives kids and parents helpful ideas about how to "take a stand and lend a hand" to stop bullying now!

 


Videos

Video Break the Silence: Stop the Violence  

Video Protecting Kids Online: Real Stories about Real Kids  

 


Publications

pdf.gif Helping Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events 
Highlights two programs that support children and youth who have experienced trauma -- the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program and the The Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2011

 


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