Effective Public Policy Solutions for Global Violence Prevention: A Workshop

When: December 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Global Health, Children and Families, Substance Use and Mental Health
Activity: Forum on Global Violence Prevention
Boards: Board on Global Health, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, DBASSE Committee on Law and Justice

An ad hoc committee held a two-day public workshop to illuminate and explore the ways in which violence prevention practitioners can best share their findings and evidence-base with policymakers for the production of effective and impactful policy approaches to violence prevention. The workshop will highlight current knowledge bases from around the world across multiple forms of violence and illuminate the ways in which these knowledge bases can be mobilized into policy. This will include an exploration of policymakers' goals and needs and the ways in which violence prevention experts can best communicate their findings to policymakers, as well as an exploration of lessons learned from around the world in this context.  The workshop will explore crosscutting approaches to violence prevention and will cover multiple forms of violence across the life-course (such as child maltreatment and violence against children, violence against women, self-directed violence, interpersonal violence, youth violence, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, etc.).

To these ends, proposed questions for consideration by invited speakers and guests included:

1. In what ways do policies influence individual behavior-- especially within the context of violence? How can we operationalize this knowledge?

2. Across the globe, what policies are showing measurable impact in reducing the burden of violence and how might they translated/brought to scale/linked to other regions and contexts?

3. What are the lessons learned from policy approaches to violence prevention?

4. How can violence prevention experts better communicate their findings to policymakers for use in the development of actionable policy?

5. What are the opportunities for collaboration across sectors within this context?

A link to the webcast videos is posted at the top right-side on this webpage. 


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