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Murder is no accident. Understanding and preventing youth violence in America.

Prothrow-Stith, Deborah / Spivak, Howard R.

Verlag: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2004, 2004
ISBN 10: 078796980X / ISBN 13: 9780787969806
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Titel: Murder is no accident. Understanding and ...

Verlag: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2004

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition


, stated First Edition, vi, 279pp., very good dust-jacket, good black hardcover BUT one or two lines underlined in pencil on each of the first 5 pages of the introduction, one page dog-eared. INSCRIBED effusively over several lines by both authors and SIGNED by both Prothrow-Stith and Spivak to a recipient by first name only CONTENTS: Shocked America: the epidemic spreads -- Who are we? -- What do we know and how do we know it -- Understanding risk and resiliency -- Guns: escalating the consequences -- It's the television, stupid -- The demonization of youth -- Girls and violence: "The Rambettes" -- Violence at home -- Violence is preventable -- The movement grows -- There is no one model -- The system is part of the problem -- Going into the future. ISBN 078796980X. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40594

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Inhaltsangabe: Authors Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard R. Spivak? two prominent Boston-area public health officials who played leading roles in that city's turnaround? show that the key to Boston's success was creating an interdisciplinary citywide movement. The city's movement? made up of educators, community leaders, police officers, emergency room workers, activist teens, teen and family member survivors of violence, and many others? worked for more than ten years to implement multifaceted preventive programs that confronted each risk factor for youth violence, including

  • Positive Role Models: Peer mentoring and teacher-training programs
  • Healthy and Safe Communities: Youth centers, after-school programs, and other organized recreational activities
  • Poverty: Economic stimulus policies to help reduce poverty in inner-city and rural areas
  • Pro-Social Behaviors: Conflict resolution and violence prevention curricula in schools
  • Domestic Violence: Home visitation programs and screening to protect kids from domestic violence
  • Gun Buybacks: Reduction in the number of firearms on the streets

Vom Verlag: "A clear, compelling, and much-needed examination of what causes youth violence in small towns and big cities all over America, and how one community was able to bring many partners and pieces of a complex puzzle together to curb youth violence in its neighborhoods. This book is an important reminder that youth violence is preventable. It should be read by every elected official, public health professional, community leader, advocate, and parent ready to move beyond despair or fear and take action."
-- Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund

"Essential reading for public officials, concerned parents, and citizens."
-- Senator Edward M. Kennedy

"An eye-opening and well-documented book by two of the foremost pioneers in violence prevention efforts in America. Through their own personal stories and an astute analysis of the complexities of violence prevention initiatives, the authors argue that violence is learned behavior that can be significantly reduced. This is an inspiring book; I highly recommend it."
-- Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, Massachusetts

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