Understanding Violence

The Cure Violence Model

S.O.S. is a Cure Violence replication. Read more about the Cure Violence approach to preventing and responding to violence.

Violence as a Public Health Issue

Read more about how the Cure Violence model conceptualizes violence as a disease.


On Community Violence and Trauma

The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored: Americans Wounded in Their Own Neighborhoods

This article examines the ways in which PTSD affects individuals and communities who have been exposed to gun violence.


Young Men of Color and the Other Side of Harm: Addressing Disparities in Our Responses to Violence

This article from the Vera Institute of Justice discusses how the criminalization of young men of color has created a lack of victim support services available to them.

Youth and Trauma

The Best Reporting on PTSD in Children Exposed to Violence

ProPublica gathers a series of recommended articles on the traumatic impact of violence on youth.

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma

This article provides tools for parents and caregivers to better understand and support children who have experienced trauma.

View additional research-based articles on our “Results” tab.