Boone County Violence Prevention Project
- In what ways can we grow collaboration between researchers and community service providers?
- How can an understanding of the effects of trauma help improve services for young people and families?
- What are the ways to inform school personnel, policymakers, legal authorities, and other stakeholders about the benefits of early intervention and avoiding the negative consequences of discipline?
- What is the best way to engage families in services to reduce violence?
- How do we build a “Culture of Health” in mid-Missouri?
- Improving services for young people in elementary school facing disciplinary action.
- Providing trauma-informed training and programs in Boone County.
- Developing a model for intervening with families in need to improve child wellbeing.
- Expanding the expertise of local practitioners and scholars to serve the needs of the community.
- Growing awareness of the importance of recognizing the effects of trauma when developing policies and practice.
- Creating research partnerships between the university and community stakeholders.
Clark Peters, PhD, AM, JD
Co-Principal Investigator and Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kelli Canada, PhD, MSW
Co-Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Rachel Jones, MEd, LPC
Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Child Services
Burrell Behavioral Health