Public Health Strategies for Reducing Risk, Increasing Resilience
We know that youth violence is more likely to occur when complex environmental factors— like poverty, structural racism, and access to alcohol, drugs, and weapons—coincide. Conversely, protective elements, such as community connections and out-of-school activities, boost community resilience and help prevent violence. How can we simultaneously reduce the risk factors for violence while increasing the resilience factors?
The public health approach to preventing violence offers a strategy that involves community and multi-sector collaboration to strengthen the factors that protect and support communities, families, and young people, and reduce factors that threaten their well-being. Join us for this web conference, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, where we will make the case for strategies that promote resilience and reduce the risk of violence.
The National Landscape: Public Health Strategies for Effectively Preventing Violence
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
11:00am-12:30pm PT / 2:00pm-3:30pm ET
The webinar will feature commentary from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Neil Rainford and Reshma Mahendra. Speakers will provide an overview of the public health approach to preventing violence, and explore the ways in which this approach leads to better partnerships and, in turn, better outcomes. PI and CDC tools and resources for preventing violence will also be discussed.
Moderator: Jamecca Marshall, Program Manager, Prevention Institute
Neil Rainford, MHS, Team Lead/Public Health Advisor, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reshma Mahendra, MPH, Public Health Advisor, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention