A project funded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in partnership with the UNC School of Social Work (SSW), UNC Injury Prevention Resource Center (IPRC), Robeson County Health Dept. (RCHD) and the Center for Community Action (CCA).
Ranks first in NC for juvenile arrests (Rate: 16,064 per 100,000) One of the poorest counties in the nation (Rate: 34.7% vs. 13% U.S.) Homicide rate more than 4 times the national average (Rate: 23.9 % vs. 5.2 % U.S.) Has the largest non-reservation concentration of Native Americans of any county in the nation A diverse rural community with a history of strong community programs and passionate people Why Robeson County?
Figure 2: Target and Comparison Communities Buncombe County Robeson County (target community) Pitt County Cumberland County Socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural counties with troubled school systems and high levels of youth violence
Gary Nelson, DSW, Assoc. Dir. For Community Training
Jordan Institute for Families (JIF) UNC-CH School of Social Work
NC-rural Academic Center for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention Local 2010-2011 Implementation Team
----Stephen Covey “Begin with the end in mind…”
Implementation & Evaluation Core: Five Year Overview Specific aim: Reduce youth violence in Robeson County, NC by implementing and evaluating a multifaceted, evidence-based approach to prevent perpetration of youth violence. Ongoing: Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach / Monitoring & evaluation / Training experiences for doctoral students and junior investigators