In order to properly treat violence as a disease, we need to properly train workers in the theories and techniques of this work.  Additionally, more research is needed to more better understand methods of detection and treatment.  Below are some of the crucial roles universities need to play.

  • Conduct research on public health methods to prevent violence, including on behavior change for youth involved in violence, changing norms, and mediating conflicts.
  • Develop and offer curriculum on violence, behavior change, norm change, and mediation.
  • Conduct research on the magnitude and impact of violence.

In the coming months, we will be further developing this resource to include reading lists and curriculum for universities and researchers interested in helping to advance this field.

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