STOCKED BACKPACKS COME WITH WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
"The Haverhill Community Violence Prevention Coalition held its third annual Back to School Celebration at the Citizens Center, giving away 218 backpacks ..."
KEEPING THE PEACE: A SHOW IN HIGHLIGHT
"The Haverhill Community Violence Prevention Coalition is the proud sponsor of the regularly aired community television show, Keeping the Peace.
HCVC is a non-profit, 501(3)(c) organization whose mission is to address all forms of violence through community collaboration, training and education, prevention and outreach. For approximately two years, Keeping the Peace has provided invaluable information on any number of topics..."
YOUTH VIOLENCE: A COMMUNITY SOLUTION
Students at Haverhill High School in Massachusetts are learning new ways to curb youth violence through VIP, the Violence Intervention and Prevention program. In addition to pledging to uphold the program's mission of peace, members of VIP give presentations on violence prevention and attend training workshops on conflict resolution, leadership and public speaking.
The program appears to be making a difference, according to Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. Rothman has been assessing interventions such as VIP in Haverhill and nearby Methuen as part of a wider community initiative to stem the growth of youth violence.