Violence and The Fate of Our Children

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Violence is the number #2 cause of death of our children. 2nd only to car accidents. Its time to do something about it. The time to act is now. Can you help? Will you help?

Contact me if you'd like to support Leave Out Violence. http://leaveoutviolence.org/newyork/

Leave Out ViolencE (aka LOVE), was created to attack the issue of violence from the inside out, and at a level where we are most vulnerable: with our youth, our kids, our children. LOVE is compassionate; designed for both victim and perpetrator. It has to be, for that is the cycle - and circle - of violence.

The program works peer-to-peer, kid-to-kid, perp-to-perp. It works on many levels: social, societal, educational (the program is built inside of NYC public schools). LOVE is a rare organization because LOVE is helping solve the violence issue – by teaching kids how to eliminate violence from their lives.

In the end, the answer is complex: Its cultural, behavioral, societal, social. Its not just guns, and its not just mental health. Its everything. But facts don't lie. Countries like Japan, Scotland or the greater UK have practically eliminated gun violence (in terms of both raw numbers and percentage). Part of their solution is strict gun control. And the results speak for themselves and those nations should be proud that so many lives have been saved. Facts don't lie. The US has more gun related deaths than the next 22 nations COMBINED. Guns are a huge part of this problem, but are clearly NOT the only part. Other than guns, what is so vastly different in the US versus every where else in the world (meaning ALL other civilized, first world, high income nations)? Are we really just the sickest nation? Have all these countries solved the mental heath issues? Do they regulate video games? Have they solved the poverty issue? Have they solved the broken family issue? Do they ban violent movies? Do they have extremely high rates of church attendance? The answer is no. They haven't and they don't.

It's time to Act: Sign a petition. Write a letter to your congressman. Donate to Leave Out Violence. Volunteer. Speak up. Speak out. Ask your principal what their plan is. Help. Seize this moment with your action. Do something. Together we can stand up to violence.

Can you help? Will you help? Contact me if you'd like to support Leave Out Violence. http://leaveoutviolence.org/newyork/

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Violence and The Fate of Our Children

  1. Violence:An Equal Opportunity Hater Steven Thibodeau Chief Digital Officer, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners Founder, Leave Out Violence NYC #Hater
  2. Violence doesn’t discriminate
  3. September 30, 1972
  4. Murdered by a 14 year-old boy
  5. Murdered by a 14 year-old boy Also victim of violence and neglect
  6. Where does the cycle begin?Victim Victim Victim Victim Victim Victim Victim Perp Perp Perp Perp Perp Perp Perp Where does it end?
  7. It doesn’t
  8. Violence is part of our Culture
  9. Our Movies
  10. Our Games
  11. Our Sports
  12. Our Schools
  13. Our Social Media
  14. Our Social Media61,678Views
  15. Our Constitution
  16. The Second Amendment
  17. In a recent study…
  18. The United recent study… World In a States vs. The#5 Murder Rate
  19. The United recent study… World In a States vs. The#5 Murder Rate#1 Assault
  20. The United recent study… World In a States vs. The#5 Murder Rate#1 Assault#1 Rape
  21. The United recent study… World In a States vs. The#5 Murder Rate#1 Assault#1 Rape#1 Gun Related Deaths
  22. The United recent study… World In a States vs. The#5 Murder Rate#1 Assault#1 Rape#1 Gun Related DeathsGuns: The #1Cause of Death of 5-24 yrs
  23. ImpactIn a Women on recent study…Women carrying guns are 4.5 more likely to be shot>90 percent are killed by someone they knowTwice as likely to be shot by their partner vs. strangerDeath by firearm rate is 12 times higher than thecombined rate of 22 other populous, high-incomecountriesNewScientist.com 15:26 06 October 2009 by Ewen CallawayJournal reference: American Journal of Public Health, DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.143099(2) http://www.bradycampaign.org/studies/view/34/
  24. http://www.npr.org/2011/02/23/133970226/new-report-higher-hate-group-count-than-everhttp://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/us-hate-groups-top-1000
  25. Tech’s Correlation: Terrorism, Pedophilia & Violence http://www.npr.org/2011/02/23/133970226/new-report-higher-hate-group-count-than-ever http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/us-hate-groups-top-1000
  26. The New Face Of Violence Cyber Violence
  27. The New Face Of Violence Anonymous
  28. The New Face Of Violence Pervasive
  29. The New Face Of Violence Persistent
  30. The New Face Of Violence Public
  31. So why is this the communities problem?
  32. 100,000Brought to School
  33. Becoming part of the curriculum
  34. Becoming part of the curriculum
  35. 2009As a resultofcyber-bullyinga youthcommittedsuicideevery 30 minutes
  36. 2009Andanotheryouthattemptedsuicide…http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=John_W_Sheridan
  37. Familiar FacesRyan Halligan, 13 Megan Meier, 13 Phoebe Prince, 15 Tyler Clementi, 18
  38. In a recent study…350 Kids, 11-22yrs, Gay Half were bullied in last 30 days
  39. In a recent study… 350 Kids, 11-22yrs, Gay Half were bullied in last 30 days >25% considered suicidehttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/weekinreview/03schwartz.html
  40. The Annual Cost of Violence?
  41. The Annual Cost of Violence?3.3% of the GDPChild abuse = $94 billionGun violence = $155 billion~80% paid by public financing© WHO 2011 The World Health Organization in 2001, Estimates of the cost of violence
  42. Can the cycle be broken?Victim Victim Victim Victim Victim Victim Victim Perp Perp Perp Perp Perp Perp Perp
  43. One Approach
  44. LEAVE OUT VIOLENCE
  45. LEAVE OUT VIOLENCELaunched in NYC 2004
  46. Launched in NYC 2004
  47. The LOVE Media Arts ProgramPhotography VideographyPhoto Journalism
  48. Empower Youth to Break the Cycle Photography Videography A Voice Photo Journalism
  49. Empower Youth to Break the Cycle Photography Videography A Voice Amplified Photo Journalism Social Media Pilot Program
  50. LOVE Leadership Camp
  51. Outreach in NYC Public Schools
  52. 57
  53. 58
  54. “We Use Protection”
  55. • 2009
  56. Poetry and Spoken Word Jams
  57. LOVEWired.Tumblr.com
  58. Leave Out Violence U.S. (LOVE-US) Official
  59. WordPress: LOVEWired.org
  60. LeaveOutViolence-US.org
  61. Flickr
  62. Blip.TV
  63. LOVE Works15 Youth, Media Arts Program
  64. LOVE Works 15 Youth, Media Arts Program +18 Youth, Leadership Outreach
  65. LOVE Works 15 Youth, Media Arts Program + 18 Youth, Leadership Outreach +159 Directly Impacted by LOVE
  66. LOVE Works 15 Youth, Media Arts Program + 18 Youth, Leadership Outreach + 159 Directly Impacted by LOVE +513 Total Outreach of LOVE76,000 = Social Reach
  67. LOVE Works100% Significantly Effected by Violence
  68. LOVE Works 100% Significantly Effected by Violence100% Graduating Leaders Now In CollegeClass of 2010
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  70. Thank You.

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