8 What does the public health approach bring to the table? Focus on prevention: preventing violence before it occursData-driven: targeting risk and protective factorsCollaborative: building multi-disciplinary partnershipsPopulation-based: situating the individual within the larger societal framework
9 GoalsEngage youth, parents, and community stakeholders in the planning process.Support existing initiatives under the NOLA for Life plan.Expand the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs.Coordinate interagency information sharing.
10 Engage youth, parents, and community stakeholders in the planning process Creating the infrastructure to sustain youth voiceCommunity listening sessionsBuilding relationships with community partners
11 Support existing initiatives under the NOLA for Life plan “Flip the Script” public awareness campaignFamily violence prevention in WIC clinicsCeaseFire New Orleans (Gary Slutkin model)Group Violence Reduction Strategy (David Kennedy model)Schools trauma response initiative
12 Expand the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs Coordinating existing resourcesPositive behavior interventions and supportsCharacter education and social and emotional learningDrug and alcohol prevention programs
13 Coordinate interagency information sharing Collecting data relevant to youth violenceInformation sharing agreementsBuilding analytic capacityUsing data to drive implementation
14 Challenges Deeply ingrained culture of violence Extremely high rates of trauma and associated mental health disordersNeed to work with schools on a “bottom up” approachHistoric distrust of public processRecent cuts to mental health servicesLittle data on youth violence and related risk factors
15 Opportunities Committed high-level leadership NOLA for Life: existing plan focusing on murder reductionNFYVP: opportunity to focus on prevention earlier in the life courseEducation reform movementStrong support from community partnersHealth Department’s transformation toward integrated health, human, and social services
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