Building Authentic Partnerships to Reduce Sex Trafficking and Heal and Rebuild Lives, Families, and Communities, published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, tells the story of the multiple partnerships that led to the creation of Men Breaking Free and the powerful impacts this unique approach has realized in the lives of everyone involved.
Beauty, Kindness and Hope — From the Mouths (and Hearts) of Boys. Thanksgiving 2018
No matter your political beliefs or where you live, I think we as Americans and humans can all agree that the last few months and years have been pretty rough. Beauty, kindness and hope have not seemed to be abundant in our world. However, given that the focus of my work the past 30+ years has been violence prevention, I continue to seek out rays of light, however hidden they may be; perhaps in part to convince myself that we just might make it through these dark days, in spite of ourselves. I recently had the privilege to work with a group of incredibly wise people, who have in fact (re-) instilled in me the possibility that we humans do carry within us the sparks of beauty, kindness and hope.
Read more about work with the Minnesota Boychoir.
A Public Health Approach to Preventing
Workplace Sexual Harassment:
We are at a critical stage in better understanding, effectively addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and greater community. Donald Gault with Building Peaceful Community has developed a Public Health approach to preventing workplace sexual harassment, offering a vision, tools and new opportunities for successful prevention, with the goal of positive change toward healthier, more respectful work environments and experiences for all of us, now. Read the article.
Op Ed publication: Castile tragedy offers an opportunity for healing, Star Tribune, Nov. 19, 2016
Baseball story from a lifelong Cubs fan: Preventing Family Violence and Promoting Healthy Relationships with Major League Baseball
How to teach your kids to be 'little ambassadors' of kindness, Star Tribune, Nov. 2, 2017
Reflection: Working Toward Peaceful Healthy Communities, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2016
Holding Perpetrators Accountable, a reflection
"Donald Gault brings a wealth of experience and an extraordinary amount of wisdom to his efforts on behalf of a saner, healthier society. He is a treasure, and anyone who wants to do a better job of being the best practitioner and advocate would do well to connect with him!" -- James Garbarino, PhD
Videos on creating healthier, more peaceful families, communities and workplaces -- developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota Katherine Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership. (Click on individual YouTube links below.)
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