Online Program

Health and Developmental Considerations in Youth Violence Prevention

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Theron Pride, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
The response to and prevention of youth violence has increasingly become a priority across a wide spectrum of federal policies and practices as evidenced by the National Forum for Youth Violence Prevention, a multi-agency initiative developed by the White House and run out of the Office of Justice Programs in the US Department of Justice. Among the key components of this initiative has been an effort to apply the growing understanding of health and developmental factors as a central element in developing and implementing effective strategies for both the prevention of violence and the effective response to youth involved in violence. This presentation will describe the broad efforts of the National Forum with specific emphasis on how health and developmental factors have influence this work and the importance of incorporating the growing understanding of these issues into advancing the work in this field.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe some of the strategies integrated into the National Forum for Youth Violence Prevention to account for the health and developmental changes occurring in adolescence.

Keyword(s): Youth Violence, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the lead in the National Forum for Youth Violence Prevention and have been involved in addressing youth violence for many years.
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.