Prevention Skills to Reduce School and Community Violence

Prevention Skills to Reduce School and Community Violence

A Community - based Adolescent and Young Adult Violence Intervention Program to teach prevention skills to reduce school and community violence.

Mission Statement: To Support, Empower, and Educate (SEE) at – risk adolescents, youth, and their families on violence prevention.

Do you see what I SEE? Violence affects everyone.
Do you know what SEE? Violence Prevention - It’s my business.
It’s your business. It’s everyone’s business.


To reduce the morbidity and morality rates attributed to violence.

This program is designed to produce encouraging results on the outcomes and cost effectiveness of a reduction in violent acts performed by and to adolescents and young adults.

Presenting “The Facts”
United States, adolescents and young adults are disproportionately [emphasis added] by violent injuries and death.
According to the CDC, in 2002
• 5,219 youth ages 15-24 years of age were murdered (an average of 14 deaths per day)
• Estimates from the Electronic Inquiry Surveillance System suggest more than 589,000 youth ages 15-24 years of age were treated for nonfatal assault – related injuries in US hospitals emergency departments (111 nonfatal injuries for every violent related deaths.
Sadly, violent and senseless crimes deeply hurt not only the victims, but families, friends, and communities. Violence affects everyone. Therefore, violence is a significant national and public health issue.

Program objectives:
There are three learner objectives for this activity: Participants will:
1) Identify the occurrence of violence in schools and communities as a significant national and local public health issue;
(2) Outline the multiple causes of violence in schools and communities;
(3) Demonstrate understanding of components of school and community programs to reduce youth and family violence by completing a case study activity.

Upon completion of this program, participants will:
1. Have knowledge of data on adolescent and...

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