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Murder Is No Accident 9780787969806

Murder Is No Accident

Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America

ISBN-10: 078796980X
ISBN-13: 9780787969806
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PUBLISHER: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
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Product Description: 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 and family member survivors of violence, and many others- worked for more 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 programs
  • Healthy and Safe Communities: Youth centers, after-school programs, and other organized recreational activities
  • Poverty: Economic stimulus policies to help reduce poverty in inner-city and rural areas
  • Pro-Social Behaviors: Conflict resolution and violence prevention curricula in schools
  • Domestic Violence: Home visitation programs and screening to protect kids from domestic violence
  • Gun Buybacks: Reduction in the number of firearms on the streets

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CATEGORY: Psychology, Social Science
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