Study results show that YES program empowers youth to improve their community and avoid trouble

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The results of our 5-year study evaluating the effects of the YES program are in! Participation in the YES curriculum improved youth’s psychological empowerment. This, in turn, was associated with increased prosocial outcomes. Prosocial outcomes included: readiness to help others, academic effort, and responsible decision making, and less aggressive and delinquent behavior. The YES curriculum is designed to help youth …

Youth with solid educational goals may steer clear of violence

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ANN ARBOR—Young African-American men who have well-established educational aspirations by the time they are in 9th grade are less likely than their peers to engage in violent behavior at age 22, researchers from the University of Michigan have found. The team also found that exposure to community violence led boys without such aspirations to be more accepting of violent behavior …

New Publication: Identifying Violent Crime “Hot Spots” For More Effective Violence Prevention

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The American Journal of Public Health has just published a new article from Dr. Robert Lipton, faculty member of the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and University of Michigan Injury Center. The publication, “The Geography of Violence, Alcohol Outlets, and Drug Arrests in Boston,” details how Dr. Lipton and his colleagues identified and mapped violent crime “hot spots” in Boston. …