This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a comprehensive technical package describing strategies for the prevention of youth violence. The sixty-four-page document explains the significance and prevalence of youth violence in the U.S. as well as its relevance to public health, and integrates the current research and best practices into a comprehensive compilation of sustainable strategies to prevent youth violence before it starts, and to minimize its detriments when it has already occurred.
The strategies described in the report are consistent with Michigan YVPC research and values including:
- Promoting supportive and protective family and community environments
- Connecting youth with adults
- Skill-strengthening and early education
- Involving youth in productive activities
- Using multi-layered, complementary intervention strategies
The report cites several publications authored by MI-YVPC faculty and staff.
The report can be found on the CDC website, or by following this link: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/yv-technicalpackage.pdf