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Department of Justice Launches Changing Minds Campaign To Raise Awareness about Children's Exposure to Violence

On October 19, 2016, the Department of Justice announced the launch of “Changing Minds,” the first national campaign to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire public action to address children’s exposure to violence and trauma. Established through the Department’s Defending Childhood Initiative, the national education campaign features digital and print content intended to reach adults who interact with children and youth in grades K-12. The multiyear campaign will engage teachers, coaches, counselors, doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers, and other professionals and caregivers on proven ways to help heal the damage of childhood trauma.

Visit the campaign website, ChangingMindsNow.org.  

Access OJJDP's National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence publication series.

Date Published: October 20, 2016