Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Reframing Youth Violence as a Preventable Public Health Issue

Moving From Them to Us: Challenges in Reframing Violence Against Youth, commissioned by the Prevention Institute on behalf of Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY), describes the media’s framing of youth, race, and crime and the related challenges of violence prevention. The authors discuss portrayals of youth and violence and how they are affected by framing of race and government. Ultimately, they proffer ideas for shifting public understanding of youth violence from a purely criminal justice issue to one of public health and prevention.

Hat tip to the
Reclaiming Futures blog!

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