Youth Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach

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Date Developed: n.a.. Source: Children's Safety Network. Presenter(s): Howard Spivak, M.D., Sarah Bacon, Ph.D.. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.


This webinar will provides an overview of the magnitude and burden of youth violence and how CDC is addressing current challenges in the public health approach to youth violence. Effective existing prevention strategies are explored, as well as directions for expanding the evidence for population-level impact. The webinar closes with a discussion of the ongoing work across federal agencies to streamline efforts and bring effective violence prevention to a national scale.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the magnitude of youth violence across different demographic groups.

• Understand key evidence-based youth violence prevention strategies.

• Understand new directions for moving the science and practice of youth violence prevention forward.

• Understand how ongoing collaborations across Federal agencies will lead to more effective prevention efforts.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.