Preventing Targeted Violence explores barriers to reporting
the signs of violence in rural areas and pilots a community-based approach to overcome these barriers.
Preventing Targeted Violence
Targeted violence is preventable. In many instances, concerning behaviors and potential warning signs are detected by friends, family, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, and professionals; but not reported. This website is a companion to grant-funded activities for a community approach to disrupting the pathway to violence in rural areas. The project explores the barriers to reporting these signs of violence in rural areas and pilots a community based, public health approach to overcome these barriers.
This logic model was developed as part of a “countering violent extremism” (CVE) grant funded project.
A Brief Overview of the Project
- Communities in rural areas have residents with concerning behaviors, but fewer resources to help them.
- Nebraska’s public health system is strongly connected to communities.
- Nebraska can lead the way for other rural areas by testing affordable models that emphasize respect, trust and local control.
What were the project goals?
- Identify local barriers to reporting concerns
- Increase community trust in responses to concerns
- Create a toolkit for other rural public health departments based on lessons learned
What were the potential community impacts?
- Enhanced community awareness of concerning behaviors
- Professionals better equipped to manage concerning behaviors
- Safer, more connected communities
Who was implementing this project?
- Two Rivers Public Health Department
- University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
- Nebraska Emergency Management Agency