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Youth Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach
Monday, April 7, 2014 11:00:00 AM PDT - 1:00:00 PM PDT
Violence is a major issue facing youth, and it comes in many different forms. For Youth Violence Prevention week, the Children’s Safety Network is hosting a webinar featuring, Howard Spivak, Director, Division of Violence Prevention at the CDC. Dr. Spivak will be joined by Sarah Bacon, Lead Behavioral Scientist for CDC’s National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. The webinar will provide an overview of the magnitude and burden of youth violence and how CDC is addressing current challenges in the public health approach to youth violence. Effective existing prevention strategies will be explored, as will directions for expanding the evidence for population-level impact. The webinar will close with a discussion of the ongoing work across federal agencies to streamline efforts and bring effective violence prevention to a national scale.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the magnitude of youth violence across different demographic groups
• Understand key evidence-based youth violence prevention strategies
• Understand new directions for moving the science and practice of youth violence prevention forward
• Understand how ongoing collaborations across Federal agencies will lead to more effective prevention efforts

Immediately following the webinar, CSN (@ChildrensSafety) and the CDC (@CDCInjury) will host a one hour Twitter chat which will highlight the magnitude, prevention strategies, tools and frequently asked questions about youth violence and its prevention. Join the conversation by following #YouthViolence on April 7th from 3-4pm EDT.

CSN webinars are a free service for public health professionals. We are unable to provide CEU credits or certificates for attendance at our webinars. When you register, you will be included in our mailing list to receive future webinar invitations. An archive of the webinar along with a copy of the slides will be sent out to all registrants after the webinar.


Howard Spivak and Sarah Bacon
Howard Spivak is currently the Director of the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Sarah Bacon is a behavioral scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the CDC.

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