ERIC Number: ED360610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Prevention of Youth Violence: A Framework for Community Action.
Fenley, Mary Ann; And Others
Many concerned individuals and community-based organizations want to reduce violence and prevent injuries and deaths from violence among youths in their community. This manual is designed to help. It includes a menu of specific activities for communities to undertake plus a framework for putting those activities effectively into place. The manual is based on the principles of effective, community-based health promotion programs that have been successfully used to address a variety of chronic diseases as well as problems of youth, such as sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy. The manual is divided into two major sections, "Activities To Prevent Youth Violence" and "Program Management." The first section describes the target groups, settings, and strategies for the prevention of youth violence. The section takes into account what is known about youth violence through scientific research, what has been learned through innovative community efforts, and what has been learned from interventions used to prevent other types of health or social problems. The section on program management covers the basic principles of effective community-based health promotion programs. This section describes the processes of organizing the community; gathering and analyzing the information needed to describe adequately the problem of youth violence in the community; setting goals and objectives; locating resources; and monitoring the progress of the program. The appendix contains a 37-page chart of community programs designed to prevent youth violence. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.