A Community-Based Systems Learning Approach to Understanding Youth Violence in Boston

An article on YVSP has been featured in a public health journal published by Johns Hopkins called Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action.1  The article, entitled "A Community-Based Systems Learning Approach to Understanding Youth Violence in Boston," is now available for download, as is the accompanying editorial!

Download the Article

Download the Editorial

This academic article was co-authored by some people you may know from the Project: Khary Bridgewater, Steve Peterson, John McDevitt, David Hemenway, Jeffrey Bass, Paul Bothwell, and Ros Everdell. We are pleased with the positive reception of this article.

The same publication contains a featured editorial on YVSP praising the work of the communities that helped bring about the YVSP Model, saying that “this level of innovation is unprecedented in most youth prevention research programs.”  They urge us on in our community-based and relational approach saying, “active and effective listening, communication building, and respect need to be encouraged at every stage of community-based prevention/intervention efforts. Only then will we get serious about youth violence prevention.”

1Copyright © 2011 The Johns Hopkins University Press.  The article first appeared in PROGRESS IN COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS: RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND ACTION, volume 5, Issue 1, Spring, 2011, pages 3-5 and 67-75.

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