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We must build the capacity of local initiatives to prevent targeted violence and terrorism.


The McCain Institute's Prevention Practitioners Network (PPN) 


is a national network of over 1,200 interdisciplinary professionals committed to using a public health approach to prevent targeted violence and terrorism. 

For more information, visit the

Prevention Practitioners Network Website

How Can We Help You or Your Loved Ones?

We understand how important it is to have access to dependable and effective services that can help prevent, intervene, and address incidents of targeted violence. We are here to support you in finding the right resources and solutions to help keep yourself and others safe.

What does the PPN offer?

The PPN recognizes the importance of addressing concerns related to liability, ethics, privacy, and more. That's why we organize events, workshops, and seminars to help you stay informed and up-to-date. Our network is dedicated to promoting training, research, and best practices, and we're always looking for new initiatives to support. If you're a social worker in need of case consultations, we're here to help. And if you're looking for similar organizations to connect with, you can find them right here.

PPN Resources

Use the links below to access practice guides, workshops, and upcoming events.

Workshops & Information Packs

Practice Guides

Previous Symposiums

What is the Directory?

The Directory is an inclusive index of multi-stage violence prevention resources and clinically licensed mental and behavioral health providers.


All our resources, such as nonprofits, social service providers, and local and state governmental agencies, have been categorized for a more user-friendly interface. 

  • Raising societal awareness

  • Media literacy

  • Civic engagement

  • Youth resilience

  • Threat assessment

  • Bystander training

  • Referral services

  • Recidivism and reintegration

Who should join the PPN?

If you work in the field of education, academia, social work, counseling, law enforcement, government, or for a nonprofit related to these areas, please fill out our form to join our directory.

Clinically licensed professionals looking to connect with individuals or families at risk of violence.


Our resource directory will be inclusive of all organizations whose missions align with the broad vision of preventing school shootings, hate-based violence, and other mass casualty events.

Who will use the PPN?

Search for resources and licensed providers based on location, insurance, provider type, languages, and specialty areas.​

  • Patients in crisis can connect with clinical professionals.

  • Organizations can list their resources, research, events, initiatives and programs.

  • State and national associations can list their members, share resources and training materials.

  • Federal, state, and local agencies looking to connect people of crisis with resources.

Join Us!

Want to apply to be a part of a national network to help in the prevention of violence? Join today!

Already have an account with us? Login here!

Where can I find the PPN National Directory?

Download ResilienceNet to access the PPN National Directory via the QR code or download button.

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