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NCJ Number: 120368 Find in a Library
Title: Practitioners' Forum: Public Health and the Primary Prevention of Adolescent Violence: The Violence Prevention Project
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:4  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:203-212
Author(s): H Spivak; A J Hausman; D Prothrow-Stith
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Violence Prevention Project is a community-based outreach and education project directed toward reducing the negative social and medical outcomes of violence among adolescents.
Abstract: Community agency personnel are trained to work with youth on issues of anger and conflict resolution. A mass media campaign advertises the issue to the broader population. Interventions, such as the Violence Prevention Project, can use the public health strategies to increase awareness of the problem and associated risk factors, provide alternative conflict resolution techniques, and generate a new community ethos around violence. This approach holds great promise in an area in which after-the-fact legislative and punitive interventions have not worked. 32 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Juvenile health services; Juvenile mental health services; Juvenile self concept
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