Newsworthiness, what makes your story about violence attractive to reporters? (Fernando Quintero, Berkley Media Studies Group, November 14, 2018). Hosted by Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG), this webinar will focus on incorporating the elements of newsworthiness into pitches for stories, and media events, with a specific focus on writing opinion pieces. Click here to download presentation.
Putting the Community at the Center of Conversations About Violence (Michael Bakal & Pamela Miller, Berkley Media Studies Group, Reuben Cantu, Prevention Institute, January 11, 2017): This webinar will help advocates broaden the conversation about violence to reveal how trauma harms communities as well as individuals, and highlight the role that we all must play to prevent trauma. Berkeley Media Studies Group and Prevention Institute will discuss the framework for understanding and preventing violence and trauma at the community level and strategies for elevating this framework in the public conversation. Most interventions to address violence — and most media coverage of it — focus on individuals, and do not acknowledge the increasing understanding among community members that entire communities are traumatized as a result of both interpersonal and structural violence. Click here to download presentation
Outreach Strategies to Reduce Community Violence (Ricardo "Cobe" Williams & Brent Decker, Cure Violence, November 9, 2016): Working with High-Risk Individuals: In this session you will learn evidence-based strategies for working with high-risk individuals to reduce their risk of involvement in community violence. The webinar will be presented by R. Brent Decker, Chief Program Officer, and Ricardo “Cobe” Williams, National Coordinator, from Cure Violence. Click here to download presentation
Performing Power: Trauma, Control, and the Pressures of Masculinity (September 14, 2016): This webinar delves into the way people, particularly men, internalize beliefs around gender and how the pressures of performing masculinity interact with feelings of self-esteem, shame, control, and coping with trauma. Connections between masculinity and violence will be explored, including strategies for creating safe and healing spaces for all people that acknowledge intersectional identities, struggle, and resilience.
Beyond the Data: Telling Your Story (July 13, 2016): In this session you will learn how to incorporate story elements to support advocates’ messages and frames. Story elements include visuals, sound or media bites, “authentic voices” or spokespeople who can deliver messages to specific targets, and social math, which helps bring visual context to data, statistics or trends.
Inequities of Violence (May 11, 2016): The Burns Institute will provide an analysis of the inequities of violence and explain how to eliminate racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative. Their approach is unique and based on the belief innovation comes from the bottom and influences those at the top. That’s why they work with decision makers at the local level to affect change that transforms juvenile justice systems near and far. Join the Burns Institute to learn more about the inequities of violence and how to successfully address these and provide high-risk youth with a safer, healthier future.
Learn How to Change the Discourse (March 9, 2016): Monitoring the news helps us understand the public conversation around violence and identify opportunities to change it. Join us to learn how to monitor news about violence, analyze it, disseminate it strategically to your networks, and capitalize on opportunities to move the conversation toward solutions.
Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care (January 13, 2016)