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Event Description

Research consistently finds that a comprehensive approach to violence prevention offers the greatest potential for preventing violence. This presentation describes the current violence problem, defines the key components of a comprehensive approach to violence prevention, and provides ways to implement this approach in schools and communities. 


Beverly Kingston, Ph.D.



Beverly Kingston, Ph.D., is director and senior research associate at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on addressing the root causes of violence by creating the conditions that support healthy human development throughout the life course. She has led several multi-million-dollar school and community initiatives and research studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute of Justice, among others, that focus on implementing a comprehensive public health approach to violence prevention. She has published articles on using comprehensive public health models to address youth violence, school safety, neighborhood social factors, and health and the built environment.