Online Program

Holistic approach to school safety

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Jadine Chou, MBA, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
Given the range and complexity of the factors that affect the likelihood violence and shape the lives of so many urban youth, no single agency can address this issue on its own. When people work in tandem to create safer communities, they can accomplish ambitious goals and have an impact that no organization could achieve through a stand-alone effort.

 This presentation describes a partnership among local public, private and non-profit groups, including the health department, to address violence and improve outcomes across many sectors. Collaboration is vital for young people to be able to learn and succeed in life; multi-sector partnerships are the mechanism for preventing violence, promoting community health, and establishing a cradle-to-career pipeline.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Program planning
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe the benefits of collaborating across sectors to prevent violence. Discuss opportunities for public health departments to partner with schools, other stakeholders and the community, to improve outcomes across multiple sectors.

Keyword(s): Violence & Injury Prevention, Youth Violence

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Jadine Chou is Chief Safety and Security Officer for Chicago Public Schools. Because of her experience in the private sector and the Chicago Housing Authority, Jadine excels at multi-sector partnerships that ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff. Jadine is also one of the co-chairmen on the Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago, a partnership of more than 90 public and private organizations across the city formed to prevent violence affecting youth
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.