2016's Gang Prevention Seminar -  "Tipping the Scale: Transforming Trauma"

Published:  August 4, 2016

First 5 Sonoma County and law enforcement leaders recognize that early childhood education programs are among the most powerful weapons to prevent crime and violence.  For this reason, we are a proud sponsor of of Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership's 8th Annual Gang Prevention Awareness Week, September 16-24, 2016.

You are invited to the 8th Annual Gang Prevention Seminar on September 21, 2016!

Registration opens at 7:30am with the program beginning promptly at 8:15am.

Seminar Overview

This year’s Seminar “Tipping the Scale: Transforming Trauma” will be focused on trauma-informed information, practices, and resources. You’ll hear personal testimonials, the science behind the impacts of trauma, as well as learn more about resources in our community for yourself and those you serve. 

Tickets are only $25, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch catered by Sonoma County Probation Camp.  Doors open for registration at 7:30am with the program beginning at 8:15am.  Click the link below to register today.  This event sells out quick each year so purchase your tickets soon!


Gang Prevention Awareness Week

The Seminar is one of several activities planned for Gang Prevention Awareness Week. Gang Prevention Awareness Week is aimed at raising awareness about gangs and educating our community about the existing efforts to reduce and prevent youth violence. Other activities include:

  • Art Exhibition & Car Show, September 16th
  • Family Festival & Talent Show, September 17th
  • Boxing Exhibition, September 18th
  • Parents Gang Awareness Training, September 22nd
  • Night Walk & Ice Cream Social, September 23rd
  • South Park Day & Night Festival, September 24th

Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership 225About The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership

Established in 2003, The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership (formerly known as the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force) is a collaborative effort focused on creating safe neighborhoods through youth development programs and community partnerships involving local, state, and national government, community-based organizations, schools, foundations, business, faith community, and local law enforcement.

The focus of this work is to reduce youth violence by mobilizing and aligning efforts through prevention, intervention, and enforcement. By committing to support our youth, the community is sending a clear message for youth to stay in school, reconnect with their families and community to enjoy a supportive and healthy environment to learn and grow, and engage in pro-social behaviors.  www.thepartnershipsr.org