SlCC2007 UIC-CADE CeaseFire Island


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CADE uses Second Life for anti-violence training for the CeaseFire program. It allows ex-gang members to learn to stop shootings and killings through street-level outreach and community role play in various virtual urban environments. CADE also does public health emergency preparedness training in Second Life.

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SlCC2007 UIC-CADE CeaseFire Island

  1. 1. Center for the Advancement of Distance Education (CADE) University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health Kevin Q. Harvey (Qwerty Hansen) Assistant Director of Development [email_address] 312-413-0102 1
  2. 2. About CADE <ul><li>CADE has 50+ employees that do: </li></ul><ul><li>Games, simulations, and virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health preparedness and training </li></ul><ul><li>Research data management </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia and webcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Web development </li></ul><ul><li>Online database development </li></ul>2
  3. 3. CeaseFire Island 3
  4. 4. Reference Photos & Sketches 4
  5. 5. CeaseFire Island 5
  6. 6. CeaseFire Island 6
  7. 7. Violence Interrupters 7
  8. 8. Stephen White I was born and raised in Chicago. I attended Julian High School and dropped out to pursue at “street” lifestyle. As a result, I was incarcerated for four years. After my incarceration I joined CeaseFire as a Violence Interrupter. Since 2005 I’ve participated in mediating over 20 conflicts in the Woodlawn Community. -- Stephan White 8
  9. 9. Stephan Whiteberry
  10. 10. Bernard Baltimore I was gang affiliated at a very young age and only made it to the 11th grade. Shortly after being released from prison, I was introduced to CeaseFire. Now my plans are to go back to school for accounting and open a halfway house for guys who were formerly incarcerated. --Bernard Baltimore
  11. 11. Bernard Howlett
  12. 12. Janell Sails I was born and raised in Chicago. After my early experience in witnessing drugs and gang violence, I decided to give back to my community by joining CeaseFire with the efforts to reduce violence in the West Englewood Community. --Janell Sails
  13. 13. Janell Sella
  14. 14. Bernard Jedkins I became gang affiliated at 14 and dropped out of school. I spent most of my time selling drugs and gang banging. After four years in prison, I got a job with CeaseFire. Today, I’m a music producer with my own state-of-the-art recording studio. Although I have various things I’m involved in, I’m still dedicated to being a Violence Interrupter. --Bernard Jedkins
  15. 15. Bernard Jedkins
  16. 16. Tio Hardimann Tio Hardimann is a former street hustler and high-school dropout turned academic. He is the Director of Mediation Services for the CeaseFire Project and has dedicated his life to helping in the campaign to stop violence.
  17. 17. Tio Halderman
  18. 18. The Scenario 18
  19. 19. Warning: The following contains language that may be offensive to some people. It is representative of the actual language used in RL.
  20. 20. The Scenario
  21. 21. Life Skills 21
  22. 22. Collateral Benefits 22
  23. 23. Other Second Life Projects <ul><li>Emergency Preparedness Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bioterrorism Response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pandemic Flu Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evacuation Drills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whistleblowers Project (Ethics and Compliance counseling) </li></ul>23
  24. 24. Mass Dispensing
  25. 25. Mass Dispensing
  26. 26. Drive-through Vaccinations (PanFlu)
  27. 27. Mass Fatalities (PanFlu)
  28. 28. “ Whistleblower” Project
  29. 29. “ Whistleblower” Project
  30. 30. The Future is Bright