Free webinars, on-demand trainings, and events

Key to the Violence Prevention Project Research Center's mission is not only the collection of data but the disbursement of the data and its key findings to the community so everyone can take action to prevent gun violence. Here, you'll find free monthly webinars to learn more about the center's latest research and findings, on-demand webinars and trainings on preventing workplace and school shootings, and ongoing events hosted by the Center.

Our work is more than a mere response to violence—it is a proactive and preventative mission that saves lives and fortifies communities. Join us to learn about our work and what you can do to prevent violence in your communities.

Violence Prevention Project's free webinar series

Join Dr. Jillian Peterson and Dr. James Densley as they present their latest research findings and their implications for prevention and policy. This webinar series is aimed at policymakers and practitioners, including teachers, school administrators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, security and police, parents, and anyone concerned about gun violence.

Next webinar: Wednesday, March 27 ❘ Noon to 1 p.m. CST

Join us as we share our latest finding on The Rise in Twin Cities Homicides during the Pandemic

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Wednesday, April 24 ❘ Noon to 1 p.m. CST
National Gun Violence Exposure Survey 

Up next: Join us as we share our latest finding on The Rise in Twin Cities Homicides during the Pandemic

In April: We'll discuss our National Gun Violence Exposure Survey 

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Inaugural Gala

Date: Friday, April 12, 2024

Time: 
6 p.m. - Reception
7 p.m. - Dinner
7:30 p.m. - Formal program

Location: Anderson Center 

Join us as we formally launch the new Violence Prevention Project Research Center. The evening will feature distinguished speakers and unveil our latest research findings, offering insightful implications for prevention strategies and policy development. A ticket to this event includes appetizers, a beer and wine reception, a plated dinner, and a copy of The Violence Project book.

On-demand trainings with continuing education credit

Workplace Violence Prevention Training
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School Violence Prevention Training
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Workplace Violence Prevention Training

This training in workplace violence prevention is designed for human resource professionals, public-facing employees, and anyone tasked with improving workplace climate, safety, and security. This training presents the latest research on workplace shootings in the United States. It explores data-driven strategies to respond to them, including de-escalation and suicide prevention, human resource strategies, and building crisis response teams.

Time to Complete: 1.25 hours

Cost: $200

Continuing Education Credit: One 

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School Violence Prevention Training

This 90-minute training is designed for professionals working in K-12 schools and college/university settings. These training videos present the latest research on school shootings in the United States and explore data-driven strategies to respond to them, including de-escalation and suicide prevention, building crisis response teams, and social media safety. This training is useful for anyone in the education system, including teachers, coaches, principals, parents, superintendents, school counselors, social workers, or school board members. 

Time to Complete: 1.5 hours

Cost: $200

Continuing Education Credit: One 

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Free on-demand webinars

College/University Homicides Database
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Mass Shooter Database Webinar
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Responding to School Shooting Threats Webinar
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College and University Homicides Database Research and Findings

This webinar focuses on a brand-new database exploring every homicide that occurred on a college or university campus since the year 2000. Jillian Peterson and James Densley discuss the findings and trends in this new data and their implications for campus security and public safety. 

Time to complete: One hour

Cost: Free

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Webinar: Mass Shooter Database Research and Findings

This webinar provides an overview of our new research projects and presents new findings on our latest Mass Shooter Database version (Version 8.0). This webinar series is aimed at policymakers and practitioners, including teachers, school administrators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, security and police, parents, and anyone concerned about gun violence.

Time to complete: One hour

Cost: Free

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Responding to School Shooting Threats Webinar

In this free, one-hour webinar, learn about the rise in threats of school shootings in K-12 schools across the United States and explore data-driven strategies to respond to them. 

Time to complete: One hour

Cost: Free

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