Become a Spokesperson for Violence as a Health Issue

Spokespeople are needed in Chicago and nationally to make health solutions to violence more accepted. Public health leaders must speak up and out to inform and create action on the health effects of violence and the health solutions to prevent violence in order to greatly reduce lives lost and the subsequent trauma imposed on our communities. 

This session, delivered by national and local experts, will explain why violence is a health issue while equipping leaders with the tools and resources to convey this message to elected officials, the media, funders and the general public. The workshop will provide a space for training leaders to serve as spokespeople that will shift the conversation away from punishment for bad people to that of preventable trauma, a reversible epidemic, a health problem with health solutions, and new norms. This session will highlight key terms, phrases and strategies to address the urgent and systemic needs related to violence in communities. Participants will leave the session with talking points tailored to the needs of Chicago and action steps to becoming a key leader in the Movement towards Violence as a Health Issue. 

Friday, March 17, 201
*10:00 am to 1:30 pm
*Refreshments, check-in, and networking begin at 10:00 am, training starts promptly at 10:30 am

Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
11th floor Conference Center
Please check-in at 2nd floor registration table near concierge desk


**4.0 Social Work CEUs Offered**

SCY's Training Series is supported in part by the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Founders' Board, the Michael Reese Health Trust, and the Zeisler Family Foundation.

Because of the generousity of these foundations, SCY has trained over 1200 violence prevention partners across Chicago since 2012.