ERIC Number: ED417242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Saving Our Children: Can Youth Violence Be Prevented? An Interdisciplinary Conference (Wheaton, IL, May 20-22, 1996).
Ethiel, Nancy, Ed.
Recognizing that violence is demographically concentrated in the male minority in inner cities is a necessary starting point for discussions of how to combat this violence. A conference on the prevention of youth violence was held in May 1996 to throw light on the problem of youth violence directly and specifically. Participants in this conference wanted to focus on prevention rather than enforcement, although there was no intent to disparage the importance of traditional law enforcement. The conference report in this volume begins by detailing trends in youth violence and the social conditions that underlie it. Then presentations that are reviewed evaluates the cost-effectiveness of specific programs to reduce violence and presentations that discussed personal experiences in implementing programs. The following sections summarize the messages of various conference presenters and participants: (1) "Can We Prevent Youth Violence?"; (2) "The Situation"; (3) "Evaluating Programs Intended To Reduce Youth Violence"; (4) "Early Intervention: A Cure for Violence?"; (5) "Making a Difference in Junior High and High Schools"; (6) "Police-Based Programs"; (7) "Is Looking for Workable Programs Missing a Broader Point?"; (8) "When Can Good Programs Be Replicated and Expanded?"; and (9) "What Has a Real Prospect of Reducing Youth Violence." One appendix discusses attitudes toward marriage and gender as they affect youth violence and the other contains "There Are No Children Here" by Alex Kotlowitz. A list of the nine papers presented at the conference is attached. (Contains 30 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: McCormick Tribune Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Criminal Justice.