218359 STRYVE: Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Corinne David-Ferdon, PhD , Division of Violence Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Brigette Ulin, MPH , Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Thomas Simon, PhD , National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Sarah Foster, MPH , Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Barbara Shaw , Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, Chicago, IL
Rachel Davis, MSW , Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
Background: Youth violence is a significant public health issue. Homicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 24, and in 2007 more than 668,000 youths were treated in emergency departments for violence-related injuries. Research and experience demonstrates that youth violence can be prevented. Methods: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Violence Prevention examined research and consulted with experts and partners in youth violence and health promotion to develop strategic guidance to prevent youth violence. Results: STRYVE: Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere was developed. STRYVE is a comprehensive, multi-sector strategy designed to facilitate and guide community implementation of youth violence prevention strategies, programs, and policies that are based upon the best available evidence and a public health approach. STRYVE delineates specific roles for public health in multi-sector approaches to youth violence prevention. STRYVE is organized by the socio-ecological framework, and provides individual, interpersonal, community, and societal level strategies for preventing violence before it occurs. STRYVE's strategies reduce rates of youth violence, promote healthy and safe child and adolescent development, and support safer and healthier communities. Conclusions: Youth violence is a complex issue that crosses institutional boundaries, and successful violence prevention requires attention to the multiple issues, policies, and systems that promote or protect against the development of violent attitudes and behaviors. STRYVE addresses this complexity by providing a comprehensive, multi-sector strategy to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of youth violence prevention efforts in communities.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the role of multiple sectors, including public health, education, and justice, in youth violence prevention. 2. Discuss the benefits of a comprehensive and coordinated youth violence prevention approach. 3. Identify roles for public health in youth violence prevention, including providing leadership and coordination to maximize efforts across sectors and to link efforts and identify gaps throughout the community to make efforts more comprehensive and efficient. 4. Identify youth violence prevention strategies that address individual, interpersonal, community, and societal risk and protective factors and are based upon the best available evidence.

Keywords: Youth Violence, Community Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an expert on violence prevention, I am the director of a state vience prevention agency and I serve as Senior Advisor to CDC in the development of STRYVE.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.