We are all in this together

There are many online resources available to help professionals understand how risk of violence can be assessed and managed. This project emphasizes understanding the process of radicalization and the underpinnings of behavioral threat assessment and management.

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Targeted violence is preventable

There is no single pathway to violence but there are common elements in the experience of people who carry out violence. Spotting and reporting concerning behaviors is the first step to prevention. Once reported, caring community professionals need to know and implement interventions to manage the behavior and divert the person from the pathway toward violence.

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Nebraska is breaking down barriers to reporting

Nebraska’s project uses a public health approach to explore barriers to reporting concerns that someone may be on a path to violence. Radicalization and targeted attacks are national concerns that begin and end locally. Rural areas are not immune to these issues. Learn more about how Nebraska’s project is addressing these issues.

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Introduction

This website is a companion to grant funded activities for a community approach to disrupting the pathway to violence in rural areas. Targeted violence is preventable. Concerning behaviors and potential warning signs in many instances are detected by friends, family, neighbors, teachers, co-workers and professionals; but not reported. This project will explore the barriers to reporting these signs in rural areas and pilot a community based, public health approach to overcome these barriers.

Learn About Preventing Violence

Preventing violence is everyone’s responsibility. Learn more about different forms of targeted violence and how to spot concerning behaviors. This page includes links to information, presentations and upcoming events. Click here to read more.

Read More About This Project

Nebraska’s grant project focuses on testing a public health led community engagement model appropriate for rural or small to mid-sized communities. Learn more about the project goals, activities and how we measure success. Click here to read more.

View Upcoming Events

Educational events related to disrupting the pathway to violence are posted on this page. Take a look and plan to attend one in your area. Click here to read more.