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Podcast – Strengths-Based Prevention for Violence & Public Health Problems

Podcast – Psych Up Live with Dr. Suzanne Phillips

Nationally and Internationally people are exposed to violence on a daily basis. This show addressed the prevention of violence and other public health problems. Experts, Dr. Sherry Hamby and Dr. Victoria Banyard draw upon their new book, Strength Prevention for Violence and Public Health Problems, to look closely at attempts to curb violence and its impact. As Professors and recognized researchers who have dedicated their careers to the study of violence, traumatization, victimization, resilience, and prevention, they discuss why some prevention methods work but others, particularly regarding interpersonal violence, need another model.

They will look closely and share examples of why some attempts to motivate young people backfire and why approaches that offer strength building, succeed. They will consider the difference and overlap of resilience and prevention and discuss the value of building a Prevention Portfolio Model to address violence. They discuss new and unexpected methods of prevention including gamification, nudges, and looking beyond the specific problem to broader infrastructure and personal choices.