Murder is no accident : understanding and preventing youth violence in America / Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Howard R. Spivak.

Publisher's description: 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...

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Main Author: Prothrow-Stith, Deborah, 1954-
Other Authors: Spivak, Howard R., 1947-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2004.
Edition:1st ed.
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245 1 0 |a Murder is no accident :  |b understanding and preventing youth violence in America /  |c Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Howard R. Spivak. 
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260 |a San Francisco :  |b Jossey-Bass,  |c c2004. 
300 |a vi, 279 p. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-268) and index. 
505 0 |a Shocked America: the epidemic spreads -- Who are we? -- 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: "The Rambettes" -- Violence at home -- Violence is preventable -- The movement grows -- There is no one model -- The system is part of the problem -- Going into the future. 
520 |a Publisher's description: 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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