Prevention addresses the underlying contributors through programs, organizational practices, and policies. Efforts are strengthened by clear and consistent communication that makes a compelling case for prevention and training and capacity building to ensure that people have the necessary skills to support successful implementation.
Programs and practices address youth violence by decreasing underlying risk factors and increasing resilience factors.
Successful communication makes the case for prevention and fosters buy-in to prevention strategies and priorities.
Practitioners, service providers, program and agency directors, and elected officials need to develop skills to prevent violence.