Goal of our Work
The Division of Violence Prevention's Capacity Building & Training Initiative (CBTI), formerly known as the Boston Defending Childhood Initiative, works in collaboration with internal BPHC programs, and community and city partners, to build capacity, improve quality, and spread and sustain trauma-informed systems and violence prevention efforts in the City of Boston and beyond.
The DVP Capacity Building & Training Initiative originated in part as the Defending Childhood Initiative, a strategy funded under the Obama Administration to prevent and reduce the impact of exposure to violence of children 0 to 17 years old in their homes, schools, and communities.
Through a variety of training and capacity building activities, DCI reached over 5,000 providers serving over 125,000 individuals since 2010. Our audiences included youth workers, advocates, teachers, case workers, early childcare providers, law enforcement, housing providers, and clinicians.
In 2018, federal funding for the Defending Childhood Initiative ended. The Capacity Building & Training Initiative is grateful for the generous support of our funders: the Boston Children's Hospital and the City of Boston.
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How can I get involved?
- Bronwen White, Director of Capacity Building and Training - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Benjamin Ruiz Rosado, Senior Training Manager - email@example.com
- Diana Chaves, Training Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alyssa Benalfew, Training Coordinator (Family Justice Center) - email@example.com