Breaking the cycle of violence among youth living in Metropolitan Atlanta : A case history of Kids Alive and Loved.
More teenagers in the United States die from gunshot wounds than from all natural causes of disease combined.
Firearm-related mortality accounts for almost half of all deaths among African American teens.
Residents of central cities have the highest probability of experiencing violent crimes.
This article describes an innovative community-based intervention designed to break the cycle of violence among youth in metropolitan Atlanta.
The intervention, Kids Alive and Loved (KAL), emerged from the African American community as one mother's response to the violent death of her 17-year-old son.
The authors describe how her response to tragedy gave birth to a culturally appropriate intervention for youth exposed to violence.
This article delineates the evolution of KAL, the role of community partners in the design of the intervention, and how diffusion of innovation theory has implications for understanding the KAL approach to breaking the cycle of violence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Exposition, Stress, Zone urbaine, Agressivité, Santé communautaire, Prévention, Comportement, Evaluation, Stratégie, Adolescent, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Exposure, Stress, Urban area, Aggressiveness, Community health, Prevention, Behavior, Evaluation, Strategy, Adolescent, Human, United States, North America, America, Victimology
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Cote : 98-0273071
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 27/11/1998.