Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation with Deborah Prothrow-StithAssociate Dean and Professor at the Harvard School of Public HealthPresented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate FoundationIf the cycle of violence both across the world and closer to home is to be stopped, what is it that we as citizens have to learn about prevention?
Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, associate dean and professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, is a nationally recognized public health leader. As a physician working in inner-city hospitals and clinics, she broke new ground with her efforts to define youth violence as a public health problem, not just as a criminal justice issue. Her passion created a social movement to prevent violence that has had an impact across the nation. Dr. Prothrow-Stith is the author of Murder Is No Accident: Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America
and numerous other books and journal articles about youth violence.
By taking steps to foster safe communities and tolerance among youth, Facing History helps educators create inclusive classrooms and empowers students to take action in their schools, communities, and world in positive ways.