Cure Violence

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Overview

Cure Violence is a national solution to ending violence. We're excited to explore the possibility of using the Cure Violence model in Grand Rapids.


The Cure Violence Model

Cure Violence uses the same 3 components to reduce violence as health professional use to reverse disease outbreaks

  1. Interrupt transmission of the disease
  2. Reduce the risk of the highest risk
  3. Change community norms

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Meetings and Workshops

To begin, we're hosting a series of meetings and workshops during an assessment visit by Cure Violence to see how the program could be implemented here. Check out the schedule and opportunities for you to participate below.

Cure Violence 101 Workshops

The Cure Violence team will be in Grand Rapids Monday, December 10 - Thursday, December 13.

Below are opportunities for the general public to hear from them:

Monday December 10th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, neland church

Cure Violence 101 Workshop - General Public

  • Two hour presentation to include a question and answer period and a documentary screening

 


Wednesday December 12th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Kroc Center

Cure Violence 101 Workshop- General Public

  • Two hour presentation to include a question and answer period and a documentary screening

 

Assessment Visit Schedule

Monday December 10th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cure Violence 101 Workshop - General Public

  • Two hour presentation to include a question and answer period and a documentary screening

Wednesday December 12th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cure Violence 101 Workshop- General Public

  • Two hour presentation to include a question and answer period and a documentary screening

The Cure Violence Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team conducts assessment visits.

The Visit

The TTA Team will facilitate:

  • Cure Violence 101 Workshops for key entities, government agencies and community-based organizations
  • Data review meetings
  • Community partner meetings
  • Meetings with potential workers
  • Community engagement


The Goal

The reason for the visit is to familiarize stakeholders and community organizations with the Cure Violence Model. The TTA Team focuses on determining:

  • Potential target areas
  • Partnerships
  • Workers
  • Possible program structure for future implementation

The TTA Team also conducts a thorough assessment of current outreach programming. They use this to assess:

  • Effectiveness and efficiency
  • Credibility
  • Capacity
  • Ability to work with those at highest risk of involvement in violence
  • Ability to intervene in potential violence using a health approach


After the visit

Cure Violence will provide us with a detailed report that includes:

Data analysis

  • Potential target area(s) review
  • Level of violence (rates, groups, locations, underlying factors)

Review of meetings/presentations

  • Key findings that could positively or negatively impact pre-implementation/implementation
  • Recommended key stakeholder roles
  • Possible adaptions (school, hospital)

Next steps

  • Opportunities for implementation
  • Challenges to implementation
  • Recommended intervention level
  • Tentative staffing patterns per recommended recruitment planning
  • Cost