In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Ad Council, Futures Without Violence launched the Changing Minds campaign last fall 2016. The effort strives to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire action most specifically among professionals such as school resource officers and other law enforcement, teachers, athletic coaches, school counselors, nurses, and other front-line educators and caregivers on proven ways to help children not only heal but succeed.
Changing Minds 1) educates on the problem of childhood trauma and most importantly on the solutions that exist in the face of major challenges (e.g., poverty, racism); 2) advances programs and practices that help make schools, homes, and communities safer for children, youth, and families; and 3) helps grow leadership in various fields (e.g., education, health, community, and justice) that increases professional development and training opportunities for the field.
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