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Murder Is No Accident Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America

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ISBN-10: 078796980X

ISBN-13: 9780787969806

Edition: 2004

Authors: Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Howard R. Spivak

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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
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction
The Problem
A Shocked America: The Epidemic Spreads
Who Are We?
Issues and Solutions
What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
Understanding Risk and Resiliency
Guns: Escalating the Consequences
It's the Television, Stupid
The Demonization of Youth
Girls and Violence: Rambettes
Violence at Home
What Happened in Boston
Violence Is Preventable
The Movement Grows
Lessons Learned
There Is No One Model
The System Is Part of the Problem
Going Into the Future
Notes
Further Reading
About the Authors
Index