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College of Human Environmental Sciences

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.

Project Investigators

Clark PetersClark Peters, PhD, AM, JD
Co-Principal Investigator and Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

Kelli CanadaKelli 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

Dr. Clark Peters
School of Social Work
719 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-4888