Policy Agenda Item 3

Support publicly funded organizations with youth programming, including schools, to require professional development training for all staff on the effects of all forms of violence and trauma on children and youth.

  • Policymakers can recognize that adolescents’ brains are not fully developed and adopt policies that view a child’s behavioral health needs as an opportunity for intervention to prevent further delinquent behavior.
  • Parents can model good behavior and teach children how to resolve conflict appropriately.
  • Everyone can get involved in community organizing with Community Organizing and Family Issues


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