Child Rights and Protection Consultancy-Chicago, Loyola University School of Social Work-Chicago, and the Grand Boulevard Parent Safety Foundation are pleased to announce their partnership in launching Community/Child Violence Prevention and Capacity Development Program: Chicago (CCVP). CCVP, an integrated community program, is founded on the principles of the International Child Development Program (ICDP) (www.icdp.info), a child-centered program which strengthens families and communities. CCVP builds psychosocial resources for parents, teachers, and social service agencies, supporting their efforts to reduce and prevent family and community violence by increasing empathy, attachment and positive parenting competencies through more active engagement in children’s development and protection. CCVP provides a holistic approach to strengthening community-based violence prevention and develops community capacity by empowering local organizations and individuals, including parents. In parallel, community members, including youth and children, engage in local community development and peace-building. Over time, this program creates more caring, empathic relationships within families and between community members, thus improving the opportunities for children, at-risk youth and the broader community. Violence within families and communities reduces supportive attitudes and limits the capacity and competencies of children for positive communications, relationships and peaceful negotiations of all kinds. Please donate now to help us prevent and reduce violence in at-risk Bronzeville-Chicago communities.