Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action

Authors/Editors

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth

Publisher(s)

Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

June 2002, 241 pages

Description of Resource

"With the homicide rate for youth under the age of 19 averaging 9 deaths a day over the last decade, the CDC's Injury Center announces the release of the 216 page publication, entitled Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action (Best Practices). Best Practices is the first of its kind to look at the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring. These programs are drawn from real-world experiences of professionals and advocates who have successfully worked to prevent violence among children and adolescents. As a CDC publication, the sourcebook also documents the science behind each best practice and offers a comprehensive directory of resources for more information about programs that have used these practices." - Publisher's description

Languages

English

Availability

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/bestpractices.htm