Preventing Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Preventing Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Mental Health Tips from William James College Faculty: Preventing Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults by Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, Associate Vice President for Community Engagement.

Steps that schools and communities can take to prevent violence

  • Attending to social-emotional learning needs as well as academic needs
  • Preventing and assertively responding to bullying
  • Providing opportunities for positive community engagement and activities
  • Responding to conflicts between youth or groups of youth
  • Responding effectively to persons in severe emotional crisis
  • Gun safety regulations
  • Professional and public education regarding topics such as suicide, dating and intimate partner violence, community safety, and hate crimes.

We all have a part to play in our own families and communities to prevent violence--what we cannot achieve alone we can achieve together.

Popular Topics/Tags

Follow William James College

Media Contact

Press and Media Center