From schoolyard fights uploaded to YouTube, through to gang violence and ‘one punch kills’ and ‘coward punches’, few forms of violence can leave a community as raw and vulnerable as much as violence by its young people.
But how much do we really know about youth violence? What are its causes, correlates, and contributors? Who are the children most at risk of engaging in violence? Are some young people just born ‘bad’ – or does it ‘take a village’ to create a violent child? Is violent behaviour something young people grow out of…or do they become violent adults? What can we do to prevent youth violence?
These are just some of the questions that Youth Violence: Cutting to the Core will tackle over two conference days, as it examines violence among young people from a whole-of-life and whole-of-community perspective.
With an impressive line-up of international and national speakers from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, Youth Violence: Cutting to the Core is sure to offer valuable and practical insights into youth violence and its prevention.
Youth Violence: Cutting to the Core is proudly presented by the Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program