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Community Action and Mattering Initiative (CAMI)

Welcome to the webpage of the Community Action and Mattering Initiative (CAMI)! On this page, you can learn more about the goals of this project and receive updates on what we are learning from youth and adults across New Hampshire.  

The overall goal of this research study is to learn more about how communities work together to solve problems like domestic violence and sexual assault and to help their towns be healthier places for everyone in the community. Projects like this are part of the mission of the University of New Hampshire as a land grant university which seeks to produce knowledge and information that can be used to enhance the lives of NH citizens through partnerships between the university and communities. 

The best way to understand communities is by listening carefully to the voices of those who live in them through various conversations. We hope to learn from town residents in a number of ways: by interviewing individuals in towns, by offering citizens the chance to meet in groups to talk about their ideas, and by surveying youth and adults about their opinions and experiences. 

The research is being conducted by Professor Vicki Banyard and Professor Katie Edwards. You can learn more about the project by contacting Professor Banyard at

Click the report names below to download the reports.

This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

If you would like to speak with someone about domestic violence or sexual assault, you can contact your local crisis center 

Middlesex County Center for Empowerment

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault 

Here are some national organizations where you can learn more about the topics: 

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

The information presented on this webpage is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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