Preventing Columbine . Youth Violence as a Public Health Issue Presented by Melissa Kline. Overview of Presentation. Purpose Objectives Why youth violence is a public health issue: Statistics, Healthy People 2010, Groups at Risk
Youth Violence as a Public Health Issue
Presented by Melissa Kline
To assemble, educate, and prepare a task force of social work professionals to address the issue of youth violence for the State of Maryland, in an inter-disciplinary team.
To: Maternal Child Health Leadership Team
From: Melissa Kline, MSW, MBA
Chair, Maryland Task Force on Youth Violence Prevention
CC: Senator Edward Pecukonis
Date: April 2, 2004
Re: Maryland Task Force on Youth Violence Prevention Training
Congratulations! You have been nominated, by Senator Pecukonis, as proven leaders in Maternal Child Health [MCH] Social Work to serve on a task force for Youth Violence Prevention.
Senator Pecukonis requests that you receive training on this topic so that you may work in an inter disciplinary team, along with other experts, addressing this issue as a task force.
The objectives of this meeting will be outlined for you at the training.
1. To provide knowledge on the issue of youth violence as a public health issue, according to *Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General.
2. To provide an overview of resources at the Federal, State, and Local levels.
To provide knowledge on the issue of youth violence, according to *Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Our Nation’s health depends on preventing youth violence. For communities wishing to address some aspect of youth violence prevention, the opportunities to tie in Healthy People 2010 are nearly limitless and include:
“Protective factors are individual or environmental aspects that buffer young
People from the effects of risk….However, to date, protective factors have not been studies as extensively,” (DHHS 2001).
To provide an overview of resources at the Federal, State, and Local levels.
Department of Health and Human Services (US). Youth violence: a report of the Surgeon General [online] 2001 Available from: URL: www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/youthviolence. [Cited 2004 Sept 24].
1. Develops and Implements community response plans
2. Trains health care professionals, and
3. Conducts small pilot projects to evaluate effective strategies for preventing youth violence.
Community Youth Leadership
For and By Young People
Research, Data, and Statistics
Youth as Leaders
[Cited 2004 Oct 1]LOCAL RESOURCES: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthCenter for the Prevention of Youth Violence(CPYV)
To provide the task force with an experiential opportunity to apply new knowledge about youth violence, resources, and social work theory, to a Columbine Case Study (for training purposes only).
Youth Violence Fact Sheet
Healthy People 2010
Groups at Risk