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Predicting and Preventing Shootings among At-Risk Youth

Predicting and Preventing Shootings among At-Risk Youth

The authors of this paper worked with Chicago Public Schools to build a predictive model of violent victimization, which became one of the inputs determining which students would be included in the Youth Advocate Program (YAP). In this paper, we report on the construction of that predictive model, as well as preliminary findings regarding the YAP mentoring intervention.

Understanding Violence

Created by Emory University

Understanding Violence

Violence is a leading cause of death, disability and health care use worldwide. Violence is a complex problem and can only be understood and reduced though a multidisciplinary approach. This course introduces you to experts who study different forms of violence and we will discuss the various causes of violence. You will also learn about efforts to reduce violence and engage in a day of compassion.

 

Siete estrategias para poner fin a la violencia contra los niños y las niñas

Siete estrategias para poner fin a la violencia contra los niños y las niñas

La comprensión y la prevención de la violencia contra todos los niños y las niñas desde que nacen hasta los 18 años de edad están avanzando rápidamente. Aunque es necesario hacer una inversión mayor para aumentar nuestros conocimientos acerca de la mejor manera de prevenir esa violencia, ya contamos con la evidencia suficiente para que podamos acabar con ella y reemplazarla con entornos seguros, estables y enriquecedores donde los niños y las niñas puedan desarrollarse plenamente. 

Field Notes: Report from Honduras

Field Notes: Report from Honduras

Violence in Central America is not only a function of international drug trafficking. By contrast, it is a multidimensional problem that requires a more sophisticated understanding of its causes.

Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers

Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers

While citizen security has become an ever-increasing concern for many Caribbean countries, the magnitude of the problem has not been matched with an equally robust response in terms of research. This volume analyses new data collected in household and business victimization surveys. 

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