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Murder Is No Accident : Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America / Edition 1
     

Murder Is No Accident : Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America / Edition 1

by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Howard R. Spivak
 

ISBN-10: 078796980X

ISBN-13: 9780787969806

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Authors Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard R. Spivak— two prominent Boston-area public health officials who played leading roles in that city's turnaround— show that the key to Boston's success was creating an interdisciplinary citywide movement. The city's movement— made up of educators, community leaders, police officers, emergency room workers,

Overview

Authors Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard R. Spivak— two prominent Boston-area public health officials who played leading roles in that city's turnaround— show that the key to Boston's success was creating an interdisciplinary citywide movement. The city's movement— made up of educators, community leaders, police officers, emergency room workers, activist teens, teen and family member survivors of violence, and many others— worked for more than ten years to implement multifaceted preventive programs that confronted each risk factor for youth violence, including

  • Positive Role Models: Peer mentoring and teacher-training programs
  • Healthy and Safe Communities: Youth centers, after-school programs, and other organized recreational activities
  • Poverty: Economic stimulus policies to help reduce poverty in inner-city and rural areas
  • Pro-Social Behaviors: Conflict resolution and violence prevention curricula in schools
  • Domestic Violence: Home visitation programs and screening to protect kids from domestic violence
  • Gun Buybacks: Reduction in the number of firearms on the streets

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787969806
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
982,818
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part One: The Problem.

1. A Shocked America: The Epidemic Spreads.

2. Who Are We?

Part Two: Issues and Solutions.

3. What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?

4. Understanding Risk and Resiliency.

5. Guns: Escalating the Consequences.

6. It’s the Television, Stupid.

7. The Demonization of Youth.

8. Girls and Violence: Rambettes.

9. Violence at Home.

Part Three: What Happened in Boston.

10. Violence Is Preventable.

11. The Movement Grows.

Part Four: Lessons Learned.

12. There Is No One Model.

13. The System Is Part of the Problem.

14. Going Into the Future.

Notes.

Further Reading.

About the Authors.

Index.

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