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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, LPC
Manager of Trauma Informed Treatment
Department of Mental Health
Division of Behavioral Health

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