Youth Violence Prevention

Youth violence is a significant public health problem that affects thousands of young people each day and in turn, their families, schools, and communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth violence can take different forms including fights, bullying, threats with weapons, and gang-related violence. As health care providers it is important to recognize that adverse childhood experiences have a significant impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health.

Below, we have provided case studies, webinars and other resources that highlight hospital and health system efforts to prevent youth violence in their communities.

Webinar July 23: ACHI and Hospitals Against Violence hosts Enhancing Trauma-informed Care

Youth Violence Prevention: Working Together to Keep Communities Safe.

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Kids and youth are paired with adult tutors for one-on-one engagement and support, in addition to participating in workshops and programs at 826 Valencia. Read more.

Webinars and Podcasts

Webinar: Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center Gun Violence Initiative: Learning Our Best Lessons and Outcomes by Studying Our Worst Incidents, October 5, 2018: Hear about Harborview’s innovative approach to gun violence patterned on alcohol and substance abuse interventions....

AHA Members in Action

Youth Violence Prevention Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI – Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday is a hospital-based violence-intervention program targeting patients ages 14 to 30 who are survivors of intentional community violence. (July 2018) John H. Strog...

Media Insights

AHA Resources Cost of Community Violence to Hospitals and Health Systems, July 26, 2017 The Impact of Violence on Community Health, April 12, 2017 Study Assesses High Cost of Firearm Injuries, April 7, 2017 Finding a Hospital’s Role in Curbing Chicago’s Violence, April 3, 2017 The ...