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Bridging the gap: A proposal for a framework to integrate individual and community resilience to violence


Homicide remains the 2nd leading cause of death among those aged 15-24 and assault and youth violence costs our society more than $16 billion in medical and work loss costs annually. Where past scholarship on violence has remained divided by discipline (psychology and sociology, for example) and by level of analysis (split between individual and community levels), our team seeks to bridge these gaps and create a new, unified approach. Using mixed-methods approaches to identify the factors which create resilience to violence at the individual and community levels we will work with local partners to implement programs that enhance these factors among youth in high-burden communities in the northeast.

Team Members


Daniel Aldrich

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Christie Rizzo

Bouvé College of Health Sciences