Today’s links: 2010-10-01: Writing advice, herbs & supplements, and more


  • Youth ALIVE! is a non-profit public health agency founded in 1991 dedicated to preventing youth violence and generating youth leadership in California communities experiencing high rates of violence.
  • The RESOURCE Project is a web-based, educational resource aimed at enhancing the adolescent training of U.S. public health students. This site is intended for use by faculty from a wide variety of both health- and non-health-related disciplines. A broad range of tools are available here, including a sample syllabus that can be adapted for different disciplines and courses, recommended articles and readings, data sources, suggested assignments, case studies, links to other useful resources, and sample PowerPoint presentations.
  • Information about effective programs and reports aimed at reducing crime and violence, promoting the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated adults, and helping high-risk adolescents avoid deeper involvement with the criminal justice system. Other programs address mentoring, out-of-school time, and in-school initiatives. P/PV is a national nonprofit organization focused on creating and strengthening programs that improve lives in low-income communities.
  • Background information, program materials, assessment and planning tools, and a webinar training series about this program to strengthen and support cities’ violence prevention efforts. UNITY is supported by the CDC.
  • This document describes a framework that incorporates public health, law enforcement, social service, and education perspectives.
  • Explores how youth and violence have been portrayed in the news, how the issue of race complicates depictions about youth and violence, and how public attitudes about government can inhibit public support for violence prevention. Written by Berkeley Media Studies Group and commissioned by Prevention Institute and UNITY.
  • Program information, policy research and analysis, publications, presentations, and other materials about violence prevention. The Prevention Institute is a national, non-profit organization that promotes policies, organizational practices, and collaborative efforts to improve health and quality of life.
  • Through NWP’s professional development programs, teachers in all subject areas and all grade levels learn new strategies to help their students become accomplished writers and learners.
    (tags: education)
  • “a collection of published, declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act”
  • Nonprofit organization devoted to environmental issues
  • “It’s content I’m comfortable pointing a customer or a “fellow staff member to if some core computer fundamental skills need improving.
  • From the Silicon Alley Insider (SAI) Web Site
  • Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.
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