Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Youth Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach

April 7, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Violence is a major issue facing youth, and it comes in many different forms. For Youth Violence Prevention week, the Children's Safety Network is hosting a webinar featuring Howard Spivak, Director, Division of Violence Prevention at the CDC. Dr. Spivak will be joined by Sarah Bacon, Lead Behavioral Scientist for CDC's National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. The webinar will provide an overview of the magnitude and burden of youth violence and how CDC is addressing current challenges in the public health approach to youth violence. Effective existing prevention strategies will be explored, as will directions for expanding the evidence for population-level impact. The webinar will close with a discussion of the ongoing work across federal agencies to streamline efforts and bring effective violence prevention to a national scale.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the magnitude of youth violence across different demographic groups
  • Understand key evidence-based youth violence prevention strategies
  • Understand new directions for moving the science and practice of youth violence prevention forward
  • Understand how ongoing collaborations across Federal agencies will lead to more effective prevention efforts
About the Twitter Chat:
Immediately following the webinar, CSN (@ChildrensSafety) and the CDC (@CDCInjury) will host a one hour Twitter chat which will highlight the magnitude, prevention strategies, tools and frequently asked questions about youth violence and its prevention. Join the conversation by following #YouthViolence on April 7th from 3-4pm EDT.