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Describes how an investigation of the Ferguson Police Department revealed a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct within that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and federal statutory law.

Civil Unrest

Examines six cities that were invited to SAMHSA for a listening session to present their innovative approaches to addressing trauma. This blog post is part of a series that highlights community approaches in selected implementation domains, and how each city is working to create safer and healthi...

Civil Unrest

Explores principles and strategies for engaging youth and young adults in decisions that affect them and the well-being of their communities.

Civil Unrest

Examines the long-term effects on low-income parents and children of moving from very disadvantaged to less distressed neighborhoods, using data from a unique, large-scale randomized social experiment— the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Moving to Opportunity (MTO) demonstr...

Civil Unrest

Provides insight on why police should prioritize non-law enforcement activities, whether in the form of building community relationships, sharing information, or providing at-risk citizens with specialized assistance.

Civil Unrest

Summarizes lessons learned from an experience with civil unrest, to offer guidance/strategies to communities around: 1) improving resilience, 2) identifying potential issues, 3) developing ways to address these issues before they become bigger problems, and 4) preparing to constructively manage u...

Civil Unrest

Describes steps that local community leaders can take after civil unrest or a divisive community incident. They also include long-term strategies to take once the immediate crisis has passed, to address the underlying causes of the conflict.

Civil Unrest

SAMHSA's Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After Community Violence revies the signs of grief and anger, provides information about how to cope with grief, and offers tips for helping children cope with grief.

Community Violence

This video highlights an innovative application of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in an educational setting. It was developed by the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) New Hampshire State grantee to show how they are embedding CLAS Standards in their sc...

Cultural Linguistic Competency | Disparities/Disproportionalities

Healthy development depends on the interplay between protective and risk factors that affect a child through early adulthood. Identity formation, parent and peer relations, and connection to community. Research reveals that experiencing marginalization, physical or verbal threats, discrimination,...

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