Building Social Environments That Promote Resilience among Youth Exposed to Violence

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

PROJECT SUMMARY: This research project proposes to investigate key characteristics of people and places that urban minority youth who have experienced violence identify as promoting resilience. In partnership with Youth Ambassadors, the team will conduct in-depth qualitative interviews, focus groups, and community asset mapping. This research will inform the development of a community-wide training and consultation model to support community-based organizations that serve urban minority youth exposed to violence in promoting resilience.

Building Social Environments That Promote Resilience among Youth Exposed to Violence
TEAM MEMBERS

[Pictured from Left to Right]

  • Jannette Berkley-Patton, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • Paige O’Connor, Executive Director, Youth Ambassadors, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri; Assistant Professor of Public Health, Emory University
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