The Aftermath (e.g. Hurricane, Riots, Gun Violence)
Sharing Session - 90 Minutes
Since 2005, the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has invested in initiatives to build capacity within United States cities to collaborate, plan, and implement youth violence prevention principles, practices, and concepts. Beginning with the Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth through Violence Prevention (UNITY) followed by UNITY II, Striving to Prevent Youth Violence Everywhere, Youth Violence Prevention Training and Technical Assistance, and Preventing Teen Dating and Youth Violence by Addressing Shared Risk and Protective Factors.
Each initiative has built on the previous to catalyze and sustain efforts (1) to build local infrastructure and capacity; (2) to implement strategies; (3) to coordinate or enhance multi-sector coalitions; (4) to develop or enhance comprehensive strategic plans; and (5) to leverage existing resources to scale-up strategies, all in the prevention of youth violence.
The panel presentation will describe each initiative, highlight lessons learned from previous initiatives, and describe how current initiatives are continuing to add to the body of knowledge on the implementation and sustainability of local efforts to prevent youth violence. In addition, session participants will discover how local organizations are improving their implementation and reach of youth prevention strategies while increasing their capacity to prevent multiple forms of violence.