3136.0 Community-Level Interventions to Prevent and Control Street Violence

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
The purpose of this session is to share information about different community-level approaches to preventing violence, including preliminary evaluation results. The presentations in this session are relevant to anyone with an interest in community-level approaches to violence prevention, and represent promising approaches to the persistent and difficult problem of violence.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe different community-level interventions in place for reducing youth violence. 2. Compare the approaches to youth violence prevention among different communities.
Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH

10:30 AM
Building Strong Community Leaders: Working to Prevent Youth Violence in Philadelphia through a Focus on Leadership Skills Development
Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD, Nicole A. Thomas, MBA, Joel Fein, MD, MPH, Julie P. MacEvoy, PhD, Stephen Leff, PhD, Thomas Henry, John A. Rich, MD, Ayana Bradshaw, MPH, Courtney Scrubbs, BS, Nigell Hester and Solomon Evans, BA
10:45 AM
Interim evaluation of Baltimore's Safe Streets initiative: Effects on gun violence
Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH, Jennifer S. Mendel and Jon S. Vernick, JD, MPH
11:00 AM
Street outreach to prevent gun violence in Baltimore: An analysis of high-risk conflict mediation
Jennifer S. Mendel, Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH and Jon S. Vernick, JD, MPH
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
CeaseFire Basra: The adaptation of the CeaseFire model to the Basra context
R. Brent Decker, MPH/MSW, Zainab Al-Suwaij, Exec Director and Gary Slutkin, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)