Title

Violence Prevention for At-Risk Youth through Risk Management

First Presenter's Institution

Georgia Southern University

Second Presenter's Institution

Georgia Southern University

Third Presenter's Institution

Georgia Southern University

Fourth Presenter's Institution

Georgia Southern University

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Harborside East & West

Strand #1

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

Safety and violence prevention are serious topics that require careful consideration. This presentation provides a clear process for violence prevention through risk management strategies that can be implemented in any context.

Brief Program Description

This presentation addresses ways to assist youth program administrators, in any context including sports programs, in achieving violence prevention through risk management goals and structured processes that incorporate: risk analysis, risk management pre-program administration, developing and utilizing policies and procedures, providing a standard of care, providing proper supervision, ensuring safe environmental conditions, and program assessment and revision.

Summary

Safety and violence prevention are serious topics that require careful consideration. This presentation provides a clear process for violence prevention through risk management strategies that can be implemented in any context. Many successful programs have been initiated to help curb incidents of violence in programs geared toward at-risk youth. The most effective ones are structured to control the risks associated with violence and incorporates both violence prevention and intervention components. Violence prevention through risk management is just such a structured approach, one that practitioners can use in a variety of organizational settings, including sports programs. This presentation addresses ways to assist youth program administrators in achieving risk management goals through a structured process that incorporates the following process: risk analysis, risk management pre-program administration, developing and utilizing policies and procedures, providing a standard of care, providing proper supervision, ensuring safe environmental conditions, and program assessment and revision.

Evidence

A majority of the literature in this field refers to health care context. this includes examples, such as Goetz, and Taylor Trujillo (2012) who found that risk management plans were instrumental in violence prevention in acute behavioral health settings. Houghton and Hughes (2013) also focused on risk management strategies to protect emergency room department staff from patient violence. However, using risk management strategies is not exclusive to health care facilities. in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened an expert panel on protective factors for youth violence prevention. This expert panel found that that most research has focused on risk factors rather than protective factors and charged future researchers with lasering in on the later rather than the former (Hall, Simon, Mercy, Loeber, Farrington, & Lee, 2012). This is precisely where our presentation helps to fill that gap.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Drew Zwald is the Director of Coaching Education and Professor in the School of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University. He is the Past President of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. His teaching and research focuses on administration, pedagogy and coaching education. He has published articles, book chapters and manuals, awarded grants and presented over 100 research papers at international, national, regional or state conferences. Under his direction the Georgia Southern University Coaching Education Program was recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education as the second college or university in the United States to offer an accredited coaching education program. He coached various sports for thirteen years at the interscholastic and collegiate levels.

C.H. "Hal" Wilson, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Coaching Education in the School of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University. He earned his Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies from the University of Tennessee, studying influences on coaching leadership. He has over 20 years of coaching experience at the youth, high school, and college levels, including both male and female teams at public and private institutions throughout the southeastern United States.

Trey Burdette is an Associate Professor of Coaching Education in the School of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University. He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University, His primary teaching responsibilities are in Coaching Education, undergraduate and graduate, and his research interests are in sport performance and sport leadership. He has instructed at both national and international coaching clinics.

Christina M. Gipson is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management n the School of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University. She earned her PhD at Brunel University in London, England in Sport Management and Sport Sociology. She completed her M.S. in Sport Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and her B.S. at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC in Sport Management and Athletic Training. Her primary responsibilities are teaching Sport Management, undergraduate and graduate, and research interests include, youth at-risk, CrossFit, gender issues in sport, and volunteerism.

Keyword Descriptors

Violence prevention, risk management, protective factors

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-7-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

3-7-2017 5:30 PM

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Violence Prevention for At-Risk Youth through Risk Management

Harborside East & West

This presentation addresses ways to assist youth program administrators, in any context including sports programs, in achieving violence prevention through risk management goals and structured processes that incorporate: risk analysis, risk management pre-program administration, developing and utilizing policies and procedures, providing a standard of care, providing proper supervision, ensuring safe environmental conditions, and program assessment and revision.