4040.0 Youth Violence Prevention and Interventions

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
Five youth violence prevention efforts are highlighted in this session, with a focus on critical evaluation of programs and considerations for the potential for programs to be adaptation to other locales.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe YES, a community level violence prevention project that engages 7-8th grade students with neighborhood organizations to run community improvement projects designed by youth. 2. Describe the 10 National Academic Centers of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention (ACE), which serve to connect academic and community resources to study and create lasting ways to prevent youth violence. 3. Discuss the UNITY Roadmap tool to help cities assess infrastructure and needs and create effective and sustainable youth violence prevention programming by delineating the essential elements of a citywide strategy. 4. Describe PIRIS, a state-funded program in Pennsylvania to integrate injury surveillance with personalized, supervised interventions designed to aid recovery and reduce violence among 15-24 gunshot wound victims and their families. 5. Describe Voices Against Violence, a middle-school prevention program that addresses the critical role bystanders can play in preventing school violence.

8:30 AM
Youth Empowerment Solutions: Connecting Youth with Neighborhood Organizations to Create Community Change
Thomas Reischl, PhD, Marc Zimmerman, PhD, Susan Morrel-Samuels, MA, MPH, Susan Franzen, MS, Everett E. Roberts, MA and Yolanda Tyson
8:45 AM
National Academic Centers of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention
Gregory Mark, DCrim, Jane Onoye, PhD and Robert Cohen, PhD
9:00 AM
UNITY and the roadmap for urban youth violence prevention
Rachel Davis, MSW, Larry Cohen, MSW, Lissette M. Flores, MPH and Greta Tubbesing, BA
9:15 AM
Piloting a state-funded reporting and intervention system for youth firearm injury: Pennsylvania Injury Reporting and Intervention System (PIRIS)
Carol Thornton, MPA, Rose Cheney, PhD, Jeanne Ciocca, Kate Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, CRNP-BC, Amy Goldberg, MD, FACS, John Kelly, MD and Robert Ketterlinus, PhD
9:30 AM
Piloting Voices Against Violence, a middle-school violence prevention program to promote positive bystander action
Ann Stueve, PhD, Alexi San Doval, MPH, Richard Duran, MPH and Carrie Golden, BS

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Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing