David Bechhoefer, Project Director of the Youth Violence Prevention Center – Denver, was interviewed on Fox 31 News following a deadly shooting that occurred in Aurora on Friday. He talked about […]
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) and the CU Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are embarking on a two-year project aimed at violence prevention and education […]
$6 million CDC National Youth Violence Prevention Center of Excellence grant awarded to the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, recently received a five-year (2021-2026) $6 million cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Youth Violence Prevention […]
Dr. Beverly Kingston is interviewed on Heidi’s Colorful Colorado podcast to discuss addressing the root causes of violence by creating conditions that support healthy human development.
Dr. Eric Sigel, Professor of Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CSPV Research Affiliate, speaks with Colorado Public Radio about using a violence screening tool to prevent youth violence.
Bill Woodward, CSPV Research Associate, speaks with CBS news in Denver to discuss what we have learned from school shootings and the benefits of the Safe Communities Safe Schools Model.
This supplement from the American Journal of Public Health highlights the important violence prevention work led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Youth Violence Prevention Centers of […]
Director of CSPV comments on the latest Colorado mass shooting linked to domestic violence and strategies that communities could have in place to prevent these tragedies. Read More
Recent article outlining the unanswered questions behind Colorado mass shootings, including comments from CSPV’s Director, Dr. Beverly Kingston, regarding strategies for preventing mass violence. Read More
Read this guest opinion piece in the Boulder Daily Camera by Dr. Jeff Jenson, a Boulder resident and Professor at University of Denver, discussing the role that public health and […]
CSPV promotes school safety using Bystander Reporting as a foundational element of our approach. See the latest post from the Community Policing Dispatch e-newsletter written by CSPV staff and several national partners […]
Columbine set off copycat shootings in Colorado, and around the United States and now with social media and faster media outlets, we experience them in real time. Beverly Kingston, director […]
Being aware and attentive of people in distress, and telling the right people, could be helpful in preventing violence. Susan Payne, a former Colorado Springs police officer who founded the […]
Hitting close to home, Beverly Kingston, director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder, knows there is no quick fix for […]
See something, say something. How? What? and to Whom? Read More
Noticing and reporting red flags is key to preventing shootings. An Interview with Channel 7.
Warning Signs, Actions to Take, and Resources for Mental Health, Suicide, and Violence Concerns.
With so many shootings in the state in the 21 years since the tragic events at Columbine High School, generations of Colorado residents have been impacted by gun violence. “We’re […]
In the aftermath of the tragic shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, which left 10 people dead, Susan Payne, a School Safety and Violence Prevention Expert […]
The Gun Shop Project is a collaboration between firearm advocates and public health agencies to prevent suicide by firearm, and CSPV has received CDC funding to evaluate how well the […]
While the pandemic has made it difficult to pull solid findings from their work in Montbello, CSPV efforts to reduce youth violence continue, and participants still believe in the positive […]
How do we maximize the impact of federal funds by embracing ideas from the field of implementation science?
The American Institutes for Research, USA explore key themes in implementation science, and highlight lessons learned from the evaluation of implementation and outcomes of Safe Communities Safe Schools, a model […]
Grant to implement the evidence-informed Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) High School program with Colorado students in grade 9
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at CU Boulder is offering a grant to implement the evidence-informed Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) High School program with Colorado students in grade 9. LST High […]
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was pinned on the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds by a white police officer, and yelled out numerous times, […]
Montbello leaders ready for a potentially violent summer fueled by inequality made worse by the coronavirus
CSPV partners with local community leaders, working overtime to prevent the “recipe for disaster” that is inequality and systemic racism compounded by COVID-19. Longtime problems related to accessing education, healthy […]
A national prevention strategy that uses tested and effective approaches and prioritizes funding for health and behavioral health directives to ensure the well-being of all citizens is urgently needed, says […]
After every mass shooting, I cry. I cry because I know violence can be prevented. I cry because few public conversations have anything to do with addressing the root causes […]
Through partnership with the National Association of School Resource Officers, CSPV helps create a new national set of best practices to prevent school violence. Click here to read the full […]
CSPV partners with NASRO to create a new national violence prevention toolkit, using the best of what we know works from research to end violence in U.S. schools. Read the […]
CSPV researchers will evaluate Colorado’s school safety protocol and training program for feasibility, satisfaction, and cultural responsiveness, so educators can implement the program with confidence. Click here to read the […]
To research — and fight — youth violence in Northeast Park Hill, organizations will have to build trust and community connections
Through relationship building and collaboration, the organizations Park Hill Strong and Steps to Success work to reduce violence in their communities in Denver, Colorado. Read the full article at denverite.com.
Social emotional learning is key to preventing violence, “giving kids the skills that they need so that they don’t end up becoming violent,” says Beverly Kingston, director of CSPV. Read […]
Addressing root causes of violence, like bullying or inadequate mental health support, is the best way to prevent school violence and other problem behaviors, says Dr. Kingston, director of CSPV. […]
Despite online innovation and social media expansion, systems like Safe2Tell are still the most effective, least invasive way to keep people safe. Click here to read the full article on […]
CSPV knows what works to decrease gun violence by 20-30%, and it’s not as simple as a technical fix, like installing metal detectors. Gun violence is an adaptive challenge, and […]
CSPV has long recommended inter-agency social support teams to addresses youth mental health needs as an effective violence prevention strategy