Connecting youth violence prevention, positive youth development, and community mobilization.

  title={Connecting youth violence prevention, positive youth development, and community mobilization.},
  author={Kevin W. Allison and Torey Edmonds and Karen Wilson and Michell Pope and Albert D Farrell},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  volume={48 1-2},
Several disconnects serve to weaken the use of evidence based programming in community settings. Communities face the need to address the challenges of multiple risk behaviors faced by adolescents in their communities, but must also work to support successful transitions to adulthood and the broader positive development of their youth. The stronger integration of positive youth development and prevention of youth risk at the community level may offer an opportunity to support the implementation… CONTINUE READING

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