344 Comparing violent death patterns and trends in Mexico and Colombia from 2000 to 2012. differences and similarities

Jorge Martín Rodríguez Hernández, Martha Cecilia Híjar, Julio Cesar Campuzano, Luis Solorzano
2016 Injury Prevention  
Post intervention data will be collected 3, 6 and 12 months after the last session. As a pilot study, evaluation variables include: availability/cooperation of subjects, research collaborators and institutions, timing, facilities and equipment needed, researcher experience, and costs. Results Four youth camps were randomly chosen from 243 mapped camps in 4 wards of DSM. Fifteen members of each camp were invited to join. At the introductory session, camps were randomly chosen for intervention
more » ... for intervention arms. Baseline data were collected quantitatively: demographics, health parameters, assets, risk for violence, and reading, writing, math skills. And qualitatively : involvement with community violence, income generation practices, money spending patterns, helpful and deviant deeds, aspirations. Conclusions This pilot research is providing insight needed to conduct an experimental study to examine sustainable ways to reduce community violence. It builds on government and NGO youth employment initiatives; it is giving insight as to how such initiatives can be most effective.
doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042156.344 fatcat:e6dsg3pi2je7vizccimfongw6m