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December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Ten percent of U.S. high school students experience dating violence. This study investigated whether Boston high school students had committed various types of physical abuse against their boyfriends and girlfriends the study also examined violence committed against siblings and peers.
January 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Health interventions that are long-term and place-based are embraced as providing low-income families with comprehensive services. To better understand the benefits from these services, this study assesses the role of residential mobility and the us ...
February 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Despite national prosperity which improved health outcomes for urban children from 1992-2002, disparities between children in distressed versus non-distressed cities, and between Black versus White urban children, did not improve.
October 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This paper describes the work of the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell, Massachusetts. Street outreach workers at UTEC establish relationships with violent youth, in particular gang members. The authors conducted interviews with UTEC staff, SWs, and partner organizations.
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article looks specifically at the design of the Urban Health Initiative evaluation. It highlights the program's integrated evaluation design, bringing together a theory of change and a quasi-experimental approach, including comparison city usage.
July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This paper looks at the issues of obesity, race and gender, and determines whether school environment influences body mass index (BMI) and whether the racial and gender context one grows up in may also end up affecting BMI.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the trade-offs between the city-level and neighborhood-based approaches, looking at the Urban Health Initiative aimed at improving the health and safety of children, as a specific case study.
July 30, 2009 | News Release
Blue Shield of California Foundation and Family Violence Prevention Fund unite with RWJF to build Start Strong, the largest prevention initiative aimed at 11- to 14-year-olds.