STRYVE takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence. A public health approach to violence prevention is similar to a public health approach to addressing diseases and other harmful conditions—it applies scientific and programmatic expertise to preventing violence before it occurs. Communities need a continuum of approaches to effectively address youth violence, and STRYVE works to increase attention to the benefits of prevention and to create a greater understanding of the complementary roles and approaches of multiple sectors in addressing youth violence. A public health approach places prevention at the forefront of our efforts to address youth violence and makes research central to identifying and implementing effective prevention approaches. A public health approach also is guided by the principle that prevention is best addressed through the organized and integrated efforts of multiple disciplines, organizations, and individuals. More information about STRYVE’s youth violence prevention strategies is available in this STRVYE fact sheet.
STRYVE Online provides communities with the knowledge and resources to be successful in preventing youth violence. Resources include:
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