Murder Is No Accident: Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America

Murder Is No Accident Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America Authors Deborah Prothrow Stith and Howard R Spivak two prominent Boston area public health officials who played leading roles in that city s turnaround show that the key to Boston s success was creati

  • Title: Murder Is No Accident: Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America
  • Author: Deborah Prothrow-Stith Howard R. Spivak
  • ISBN: 9780787969806
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Authors Deborah Prothrow Stith and Howard R Spivak two prominent Boston area public health officials who played leading roles in that city s turnaround show that the key to Boston s success was creating an interdisciplinary citywide movement The city s movement made up of educators, community leaders, police officers, emergency room workers, activist teens, teen anAuthors Deborah Prothrow Stith and Howard R Spivak two prominent Boston area public health officials who played leading roles in that city s turnaround show that the key to Boston s success was creating an interdisciplinary citywide movement The city s movement made up of educators, community leaders, police officers, emergency room workers, activist teens, teen and family member survivors of violence, and many others worked for than ten years to implement multifaceted preventive programs that confronted each risk factor for youth violence, including Positive Role Models Peer mentoring and teacher training programsHealthy and Safe Communities Youth centers, after school programs, and other organized recreational activitiesPoverty Economic stimulus policies to help reduce poverty in inner city and rural areasPro Social Behaviors Conflict resolution and violence prevention curricula in schoolsDomestic Violence Home visitation programs and screening to protect kids from domestic violenceGun Buybacks Reduction in the number of firearms on the streets

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