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Healing Greensboro

Centering Black Voices will expand its reach to North Carolina. Homicides rates in North Carolina have been increasing. In 2017, Greensboro experienced its highest number of homicide deaths on record.

Most of the victims were Black Males. In collaboration with Dr. Payton Foh in Public Health Education at UNCG, we are conducting a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) assessment of the aftermath of violence and homicide on the lives of Black boys, men, and families, in Greensboro. We use a CBPR approach called AOCD: Action-Oriented Community Diagnosis developed by Dr. Eugenia Eng at UNC.

We want to be part of the healing.

CBV seeks to identify community priorities and design community engaged research that informs intervention related to:

We are actively engaged in a community based participatory research project assessing the aftermath of violent injury and homicide impacting black families in the city of Greensboro, NC. We are seeking participants for:

Disseminating the Work

Relevant presentations and posters

*Graduate student co-author. **Undergraduate student co-author.

*Walker, I., *Adegbesan, I., Smith Lee, J. R.. (2021, October 16). Family Social Support – Unlocking Resilience & Improved Mental Health [Conference Session]. Jeremiah 29:11 Conference, Greensboro, NC, United States. https://www.jeremiah2911conference.com/

**Rochelle, K., Smith Lee, J. R., & Payton Foh, E. (2021, April). Examining the connection: Violence, coping mechanisms, and relationships. UNCG Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo, Greensboro, NC.

*Walker, I. A. & Smith Lee, J. R. (2021, April). Insiders as experts: Centering community perspectives on the impact of community violence for Black males and families in Greensboro. UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, Greensboro, NC.

*Walker, I. A. & Smith Lee, J. R. (2020, April). The Centrality of relationships: Community perspectives on facilitators and barriers to resilience in Black Boys in Greensboro. UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, Greensboro, NC.

**Randolph, C., **Haskell, A., Smith Lee, J. R., & Payton Foh, E. (2020). Assessing the risk and protective factors that promote or prevent community violence within Greensboro. UNCG Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo, Greensboro, NC.

Payton, E. D., & Smith Lee, J. R. (2020, October). Swept under the rug: Stakeholder perspectives about violence in the Gate City. American Public Health Association, Virtual – COVID-19 Pandemic.

Payton, E. D., & Smith Lee, J. R. (2020, October). Swept under the rug: Stakeholder perspectives about violence in the Gate City. American Public Health Association, Virtual – COVID-19 Pandemic.

**Haskell, A., **Randolph, C., Smith Lee, J. R., & Payton, E. (2019, November). Assessing environmental risk and protective factors for violence in Greensboro. Conference Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), Spartanburg, South Caro

Smith Lee, J. R. & Foh, E. P. (2019, September). Assessing the needs and strengths of Black male homicide survivors in Greensboro, N.C. (Workshop). Healing Justice Alliance, Sacramento, CA.

2019- When They DON’T See Us: A Global Summit on the Embodiment of Racism, Violence and Trauma. Boston College Summit on Racism and Trauma. Invited Presenter: A community based participatory approach to addressing homicide in the lives of Black boys, men, and families. Panel Theme: Homicide, genocide, and justice.

2018- We’re Here for You. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC. Invited Panelist: Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community

Connect With The CBV Lab

Interested in connecting with CBV to be apart of the Healing Greensboro project? Learn more about how to engage with us and our lab members.