Youth Violence Prevention Policy Portal

Title Organization(s) Description Year Resource Type
Policy Priorities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Policy priorities established by LISC

Not Listed Policy Agenda
Legislative Agenda for the 113th Congress International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Legislative agenda established by IACP

2013 Policy Agenda
Safe, Healthy & Ready to Learn: Policy Recommendations to Address Children, Violence and Trauma Futures Without Violence

Proposed policy recommendations to address children, violence and trauma

2014 Policy Recommendation
Federal Policy Recommendations Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Broad federal policy goals established by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

2012 Policy Recommendation
Preventing Unintentional Injuries and Violence Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Statement outlining the ASTHO’s position on policies and programs to prevent injuries and violence

2013 Position Statement
APHA Executive Director’s Letter to President Obama Following the Newtown, CT Tragedy American Public Health Association (APHA)

Letter to President Obama from APHA Executive Director, Dr. Georges Benjamin, that includes several immediate steps that can be taken to reduce gun violence in the United States

2012 Policy Recommendation
APHA Senate Judiciary Statement: Proposals for Reducing Gun Violence While Respecting the Second Amendment American Public Health Association (APHA)

Statement of the American Public Health Association
submitted for the record to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution,
Civil Rights, and Human Rights on proposals to reduce gun violence while respecting the Second Amendment

2013 Judiciary Statement
APHA Policy Statement on Public Health Infrastructure for Youth Violence Prevention American Public Health Association (APHA)

Statement outlining the APHA’s position on public health infrastructure for youth violence prevention

2009 Policy Statement
APHA Policy Statement on Handgun Injury American Public Health Association (APHA)

Statement outlining the APHA’s position on handgun injury reduction

1998 Policy Statement
Proposed Policy Statement: “AMCHP Supports Policies to Protect Children from Gun Violence” Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Proposed policy statement outlining AMCHP’s position on a comprehensive public health approach to protect children and prevent gun violence

Not Listed Policy Statement
Resolution on Firearm Violence Research and Prevention American Psychological Association (APA)

APA Resolution on firearm violence research and prevention

2014 Resolution
Bullying Among Children and Youth American Psychological Association (APA)

APA Resolution on bullying among children and youth

2004 Resolution
Bullying and Harassment American Bar Association: Commission Resolution & Report on Youth at Risk

ABA resolution that urges federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local
officials, to prevent and remediate the existence and dangers of bullying, including cyberbullying
and youth-to-youth sexual and physical harassment

2011 Resolution
Framework for Revising School District Codes of Student Conduct American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

Guidance document that offers a framework for administrators looking to
revise their school district’s code of conduct, raises important questions for consideration,
and offers examples from current codes of conduct

2014 Report
2014 AASA Legislative Agenda American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

Legislative agenda established by AASA

2014 Policy Agenda
Understanding the Behavioral and Emotional Consequences of Child Abuse American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Clinical report that discusses how pediatricians can assist
caregivers by helping them recognize the abused or neglected child’s altered
responses, formulate more effective coping strategies, and mobilize available community
resources

2008 Report
Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents (currently under revision) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Clinical report that updates
the previous statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is intended to
assist the pediatrician in the identification and management of the adolescent at
risk of suicide

2007 Report
Role of the Pediatrician in Youth Violence Prevention American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Statement that refines the developing
role of pediatricians in youth violence prevention and emphasizes the
importance of this issue in the strategic agenda of the AAP

2009 Policy Statement
Providing Care for Children and Adolescents Facing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Statement outlining the impact of homelessness on child health, and for pediatricians, the importance of understanding: the factors that lead to homelessness,
the ways that homelessness and its causes can lead
to poor health outcomes; and how to help children and families
mitigate the effects of homelessness

2013 Policy Statement
The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Technical report that presents an ecobiodevelopmental framework to illustrate how early experiences and environmental
influences can affect emerging brain architecture and long-term
health, and also examines extensive evidence of the disruptive
impacts of toxic stress

2012 Report
Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of the Pediatrician American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Clinical report that provides information to pediatricians on identifying intimate partner violence (IPV) as a means of
preventing child abuse and identifying caregivers and children who
may be in need of treatment and/or therapy

2010 Report
Health Equity and Children’s Rights American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Statement outlining the AAP’s position on integrating the principles and
practice of child health equity— children’s rights, social justice, human
capital investment, and health equity ethics—into pediatrics

2010 Policy Statement
Health Care for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Statement providing recommendations for how to provide
health care services to youth in the juvenile correctional
system

2011 Policy Statement
Gun Violence Policy Recommendations American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Recommendations for how to reduce the destructive
effects of guns in the lives of children and adolescents

2012 Policy Recommendation
Guidance for Effective Discipline American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Recommendations for pediatricians on how to encourage and assist parents in the development of methods other than spanking for managing undesired behavior

1998 Report