A Menu of Training Options

Cure Violence offers a variety of trainings and technical assistance options – from full Cure Violence partner sites, to training in the core elements, to individual trainings. If you need to address a violence problem or need to enhance de-escalation skills, we can help – whether it is in a community, prison, school, or anywhere else.

Cure Violence E-Learning 

Stay tuned for a new e-learning platform from Cure Violence.

Cure Violence Monthly New Site Webinar

If you are interested in implementing the Cure Violence Health Model in your community, please participate in one of our monthly webinars for new communities.

Cure Violence Training Materials & Resources

Healing Justice Alliance Webinars

Healing Justice Alliance is a partnership between Cure Violence, Youth ALIVE!, and Berkeley Media Studies Group to provide a full range of data-driven training and technical assistance resources for OVC grantees providing victim services for male survivors of violence.

  • Opportunity Knocks-Obtaining  VOCA Funding for Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (July 12, 107): This 90-minute webinar is designed to familiarize HVIP groups with the exciting funding opportunities presented by the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and to provide an overview of how HVIPs can apply for VOCA assistance grants. The presentation will feature first-hand accounts from a program that has successfully obtained VOCA assistance grant funding for a number of years, as well as a group that is currently in the midst of the application process. A detailed overview of the VOCA landscape will be provided by Latrina Kelly-James of Equal Justice USA and Mike McLively of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Topics will include: 1) An overview of VOCA and important background; 2) Why HVIPs are a good fit for VOCA assistance grants; 3) An overview of basic requirements and the application process; 4) The technical tools and resources needed to prepare a successful application. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and will leave the session with a much better idea of the concrete next-steps needed to access this promising funding source.
  • Building Healthy Masculinity: Gender as Wellness (May 10,  2017): This webinar will explore a groundbreaking new approach to working with boys of color that drives healthy new masculinity and academic achievement. We will explore definitions of manhood, perceptions of masculinity, and the multiple identities boys and men of color have. The Brown Boi Project will discuss how to create safe and inclusive spaces, provide culturally relevant and competent services, and engage in discussions about masculinity and gender identity. Topics include healthy masculinity, gender transformative learning, engaging GBT boys of color, social emotional learning, and rites of passage.h to working
  • The U Visa: Immigration Relief for Survivors of Crime (March 8, 2017): This webinar will an overview of U nonimmigrant status (the “U visa”) which provides a path to a green card for certain immigrant survivors of crime. The webinar will discuss general U visa eligibility, the benefits of getting a U visa, and screening tips.
  • Putting the Community at the Center of Conversations About Violence (January 11, 2017): This webinar will help advocates broaden the conversation about violence to reveal how trauma harms communities as well as individuals, and highlight the role that we all must play to prevent trauma. Berkeley Media Studies Group and Prevention Institute will discuss the framework for understanding and preventing violence and trauma at the community level and strategies for elevating this framework in the public conversation. Most interventions to address violence — and most media coverage of it — focus on individuals, and do not acknowledge the increasing understanding among community members that entire communities are traumatized as a result of both interpersonal and structural violence.
  • Interpersonal Violence and Hospital-Based Intervention (November 30, 2016): Participants on this webinar to learned more about the value of hospital-based violence intervention programs, gained resources for implementing such initiatives, and heard from staff at essential hospitals and national organizations that are working in this area. *Note: this webinar requires membership login*
  • Outreach Strategies to Reduce Community Violence: Working with High-Risk Individuals (November 9, 2016): In this session, participants will learn evidence-based strategies for working with high-risk individuals to reduce their risk of involvement in community violence. The webinar will be presented by R. Brent Decker, Chief Program Officer, and Ricardo “Cobe” Williams, National Coordinator, from Cure Violence.
  • Performing Power: Trauma, Control, and the Pressures of Masculinity (September 14, 2016): This webinar delves into the way people, particularly men, internalize beliefs around gender and how the pressures of performing masculinity interact with feelings of self-esteem, shame, control, and coping with trauma. Connections between masculinity and violence will be explored, including strategies for creating safe and healing spaces for all people that acknowledge intersectional identities, struggle, and resilience.
  • Beyond the Data: Telling Your Story (July 13, 2016): In this session you will learn how to incorporate story elements to support advocates’ messages and frames. Story elements include visuals, sound or media bites, “authentic voices” or spokespeople who can deliver messages to specific targets, and social math, which helps bring visual context to data, statistics or trends.
  • Inequities of Violence (May 11, 2016): The Burns Institute will provide an analysis of the inequities of violence and explain how to eliminate racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative.  Their approach is unique and based on the belief innovation comes from the bottom and influences those at the top. That’s why they work with decision makers at the local level to affect change that transforms juvenile justice systems near and far. Join the Burns Institute to learn more about the inequities of violence and how to successfully address these and provide high-risk youth with a safer, healthier future.
  • Learn How to Change the Discourse (March 9, 2016): Monitoring the news helps us understand the public conversation around violence and identify opportunities to change it. Join us to learn how to monitor news about violence, analyze it, disseminate it strategically to your networks, and capitalize on opportunities to move the conversation toward solutions.
  • Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care (January 13, 2016)

Trainings from Partner Organizations

Drexel University is offering a series of webinars on “Transforming Violence Intervention in Health Care through Trauma-Informed Practice” through the National Network to End Disparities (NNED). These sessions provide specific, practical guidance about trauma-informed practice to hospital-based and hospital-linked violence intervention programs to better address violence intervention in diverse communities. Recordings of these webinars are available on their website.

How to Start a Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program from Youth ALIVE! on Vimeo.

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