SECTION III. The Case for Violence Prevention
12:30 PM-3:00 PM

Although the costs of violence are enormous, they are not inevitable. Building on the framework from Day 1, the speakers will examine why investments in violence prevention make economic sense. What are the measurable benefits of investing in interventions that reduce risk factors or promote protective factors? How can the strengths of individuals, families, and communities be leveraged for violence prevention?

12:30 PM—The Value of Prevention


Prevention Institute

1:00 PM—Panel: Promoting Resilience Through Community-Based Interventions

  • 1:00 PMDeveloping effective interventions: Juma Assiago, UN Habitat
  • 1:25 PMChoosing an approach: The Communities That Care Model: J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • 1:50 PMOrganizing diverse community stakeholders: Rodrigo Guerrero, M.D., Dr.P.H., Vallenpaz
  • 2:15 PMReaching the community: Ivan Juzang, M.B.A., MEE Productions

2:40 PM—Discussion with Panelists


Prevention Institute


SECTION IV. The Road Ahead
3:15 PM-4:00 PM

Moderated by MARK ROSENBERG,

The Task Force for Global Health, and


A guided discussion with the audience will examine how we can use our new understanding of the costs to mobilize the necessary stakeholders and resources to push violence prevention forward. What are the knowledge gaps that we need to address to make a more effective case for these investments? How can violence prevention be incorporated into existing initiatives?

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