Community Violence Resources

From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network



Community Violence: Reactions and Actions in Dangerous Times

Helps youth recognize that community violence does not have to dominate their lives if they understand their reactions to it, understand how to keep themselves safe, and understand how to make positive choices in dangerous times.




Helping Youth After Community Trauma 

Lists common reactions educators might see in the students with whom they work and suggestions on how they may help after community trauma.





Violent Places, Dangerous Times

Gives questions for youth to answer to determine if they have experienced community violence.






Your Child and Gangs: What You Need to Know About Trauma

Provides parents and caregivers with information gangs and trauma. This fact sheet offers a brief vignettes about teens who have become involved with local gangs.





To learn more about our violence support services or to make an appointment to talk, contact:

Claudia Rose, LCSW at (773) 326-8725


Dr. Brad Stolbach at (312) 719-2778

950 E 61st St., Suite 207-Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program was established and is partially supported by funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), grant #5U79SM063163-03. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.