The Prevention Training Program 2014 

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On March 19, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. led a roundtable on combatting violence in New Haven. He was joined by Derrick M. Gordon, Ph.D., Director of the Program on Male Development at The Consultation Center and Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

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New Haven Reg: New Haven leaders ask Senator Murphy for more resources to combat violence

Mar. 19, 2014 03:58 PM ET | New Haven Reg

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman listens as representatives from other New Haven organizations address U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., on how to ease the effects of violence...


New Haven Ind: Shooting Trauma Rx: Fix Bureacracy

Mar. 19, 2014 01:47 PM ET | New Haven Ind
How can New Haven help people dealing with the traumatic effects of gun violence? More mentors, more focus on neighborhoods—and less paperwork. Those answers emerged Wednesday...

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WTNH-NH (ABC): PTSD Discussion 
WTNH 3/20/2014 5:14:00 AM

WTIC-HFD (FOX): PTSD Discussion  
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Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership

Yale Bridgeport GearUp Partnershipquote...education is the fault line between those who will prosper in the new economy and those who will not.  To prepare young people for the world of personal and professional choices in the 21st century, we must open the doors of college to all Americans.
-- U.S. Department of Educationquote


How do you encourage more than 1,500 middle-schoolers- plus their teachers, counselors, and families- to focus on planning for their futures?

The answer is GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), a national initiative that began in 1999 with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership plans to open as many doors as possible for Bridgeport students to attend college. The program aims to provide students with the skills and aspirations needed to graduate from high school and succeed in a productive post-secondary educational option of their choice. The funding for this project targets Bridgeport students who are in the graduating classes of 2014 and 2017 and will follow those students from seventh grade through their freshman year in college.

From the voices of recent Connecticut GEAR UP graduates...

  • "This program kept me from dropping out of high school." Takira, Cesar Batalla School.
  • "Now I know that just because my parents didn't go to college, doesn't mean I can't." Neil, Luis Munoz Marin School.
  • "GEAR UP has showed me that you can have fun while learning important lessons. The program has shown me how to be a better person." Joel, Winthrop Middle School.

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The Youth Development Training and Resource Center is a resource center and intermediary to assist youth programs, local youth-serving networks, and funders of youth agencies throughout Connecticut. YDTRC was founded in 1993 by the City Wide Youth Coalition and The Consultation Center. Through our services, we promote positive youth development and meaningful youth engagement. We can provide services or connect you to resources.

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