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Many authors capture the spirit of urban cities and illustrate what strengthens as well as challenge community fabric within those cities:

Other readings on violence: 

Chicago Resources

Illinois Resources

National Resources

  • SafetyLit is an injury, violence, and self-harm prevention literature database
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • STRYVE (Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) is a national initiative led by the CDC to prevent youth violence, with the vision of safe and healthy youth who can achieve their full potential as connected and contributing members of thriving, violence-free families, schools, and communities.
  • THRIVE: Toolkit for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments is a manual published by Prevention Institute to address health disparities through a community approach.
  • Children's Safety Network (CSN) is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence that offers expertise on a wide range of injury topics to Maternal and Child Health and Injury and Violence Prevention programs.
  • Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Departmentof Health & Human Services
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Youth Violence Prevention, National Criminal Justice Reference Service

International Resources