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UNI Center for Violence Prevention and Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention awarded funding for prevention programming

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Alan Heisterkamp, director, UNI Center for Violence Prevention, 319-273-3545, alan.heisterkamp@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Center for Violence Prevention and Governor’s Office on Bullying Prevention (CVP-GOBP) announced the development of a state-wide task force to examine current practices and gaps in prevention programming associated with bullying and other gender-based violence that children, youth and young adults experience from pre-kindergarten through the college years.

The task force will examine areas of strength and need regarding policy and institutional practice, community and familial partnerships, models for teaching and learning of critical life skills, knowledge to help prevent bullying and violence and how systems can be more responsive to victims of violence. Utilizing information obtained from this initiative, professional development opportunities and trainings for school, community stakeholders and leaders will be developed to offer a multi-systemic, multi-level approach to bullying and violence prevention.

Funding for this initiative was made available through a grant from the Kind World Foundation.  

For more information, contact Alan Heisterkamp, director of the UNI Center for Violence Prevention, at 319-273-3545 or alan.heisterkamp@uni.edu.