- Positive Role Models: Peer mentoring and teacher-training programs
- Healthy and Safe Communities: Youth centers, after-school programs, and other organized recreational activities
- Poverty: Economic stimulus policies to help reduce poverty in inner-city and rural areas
- Pro-Social Behaviors: Conflict resolution and violence prevention curricula in schools
- Domestic Violence: Home visitation programs and screening to protect kids from domestic violence
- Gun Buybacks: Reduction in the number of firearms on the streets
Part One: The Problem.
1. A Shocked America: The Epidemic Spreads.
2. Who Are We?
Part Two: Issues and Solutions.
3. What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
4. Understanding Risk and Resiliency.
5. Guns: Escalating the Consequences.
6. It’s the Television, Stupid.
7. The Demonization of Youth.
8. Girls and Violence: Rambettes.
9. Violence at Home.
Part Three: What Happened in Boston.
10. Violence Is Preventable.
11. The Movement Grows.
Part Four: Lessons Learned.
12. There Is No One Model.
13. The System Is Part of the Problem.
14. Going Into the Future.
About the Authors.