6 thoughts on “Big Girls Don’t Cry: mitigating the impact of exposure to community violence on girls and women in Richmond, California”

  1. Patrick, you did a wonderful job on this! I feel so fortunate to have been able to work with you for the last three years. You are a thoughtful and insightful leader, who is not afraid to speak his mind, especially in service of your principles. I am very excited to see what you do after Mills, I’m confident it will be amazing.

  2. Patrick, from your poster it looks like there was a study or survey involved (particularly where you show the bar graph results). I was wondering how many women were included and if education, race or age were indicators in the results?

    1. Hey Melisa L.:

      Thanks so much for taking a look at my poster. The survey data you’re referencing did not include any demographic indicators. Additionally, the survey was taken by the employees of the Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond. Their responses reflect their perceptions of women connected to their program participants. That is to say, “100 percent of the staff perceived that women connected to program participants were raised in communities of violence.”

      Finally, I am scheduled to initiate surveying the women directly in the Fall, and being aware of demographic indicators will be a necessary consideration in my data analysis.



  3. Patrick! Thank your for investing your time and policy skills in Richmond. Your work will fill a gap and I love that you took your GIS skills to the next level. You’ve inspired me to not be so afraid of GIS. I love how it complements your MPR well.

  4. Such powerful and important work Patrick. Too often women of color are left out of the conversation on gun violence. Your work provides an important corrective and I look forward to the learning more as you continue this research.

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