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Against Youth Violence

Run a search on 'against youth violence' and you will get over 15 million hits! Some are relevant and current, some don't exist any more, and many are dated.

Below are a manageable number of informative sites that provide relevant and knowledgeable content on the issues around youth violence. This is an important issue that starts in the home and we can all have a positive influence over the future by doing the right things now.


Against Youth Violence Links

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CANADA

Youth and Violence

This Public Health Agency of Canada web page provides an overview of youth and violence in Canada, including risk factors, through the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence.

Violence and Abuse

Health Canada's Healthy Living site provides some general information on violence and abuse if you are a victim or know someone who is a victim.

Rock Solid Foundation

WITS Programs Foundation

The Rock Solid Foundation was started in 1997 by a group of law enforcement officials, Victoria Shamrocks and Canadian Rugby players and since then they have reached over 750,000 young people with their violence prevention message. The site provides an interactive overview of the Foundation's W.I.T.S. program and plans are in place to blend the two websites in the near future.

Gang Prevention

Real facts about gangs and crime prevention in BC. This website is a result of the 8 Community Assessment Action Networks that participated in the B.C. provincial youth gang prevention strategy.

YAVL - Youth Against Violence Line

This Information Services web site provides information on the Youth Against Violence Line (YAVL), an initiative supported by the province of B.C.

WAYVE - Working Against Youth Violence Everywhere

WAYVE is a youth based violence prevention project in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. WAYVE's purpose is to address youth issues such as bullying, harassment, discrimination, racism and gang violence and has resources available 24/7.

LOVE - Leave Out ViolencE

LOVE has been in existence since 1993 and is a leading not for profit youth violence prevention network in Canada. LOVE is led by youth for youth to give young people a purpose and voice that will empower them to take a stand against violence.

ProAction Cops and Kids

Cops and Kids is a program to promote positive relationships between police and kids at risk and is supported by the Toronto, Durham, Hamilton and Niagra Police Services and the Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association, among others.

bc211 - Help Lines

bc211 is a Vancouver-based nonprofit organization that specializes in providing information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC. Their help line services include 211, the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS), the Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and the Youth Against Violence Line.

Violence Prevention Labrador - Resources for Youth

The purpose of this page is to provide Youth and Parents with access to information and services available within Labrador and outside that can help understand better what Youth Violence is and where to turn to find help.

INTERNATIONAL

WHO - Violence and Injury Prevention

The World Health Organization's web page on youth violence.

U.S.A.

PreventViolence.org

Prevent Violence is a California based web site with strategies to Keep Youth Safe. It provides information on policy, statistics, reports and publications, and fact sheets on promising programs that have been implemented in major California cities and  supported by the California Wellness Foundation.

OK 2 Talk

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, provides information on youth mental health and how to address and discuss the issues, and to minimize fear and create a better understanding for the youth and their families.

SAVE - Students Against Violence Everywhere

Focusing on crime prevention, conflict management and service projects, SAVE students are providing positive peer influences in violence prevention efforts.

CDC Violence Prevention Page

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention's youth violence overview with sub topics on fact sheets, activities, publications, prevention strategies, and related links.

American Psychological Association - APA

This APA webite provides an information guide on the warning signs of youth violence, reasons for violence, what to do if someone you know shows warning signs of violence, dealing with anger and more.


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