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Prevention through partnerships

Connect youth to families, schools, and communities

Speaker Notes:

What we’re doing in Boston is one answer.

Prevention through partnerships. We’re preventing kids from ever reaching the point of alienation that could lead to involvement in dangerous social groups. And partnerships. Our partnerships-- families, with schools where kids spend their days; span US and Somali communities so that families and youth are not socially isolated.

We’re connecting youth to families, schools and communities: Kids will find a place to belong. If they’re not belonging to our communities, they’ll find it elsewhere. We need to offer them a bridge to health social connection. When they’re connected to healthy social worlds, they can move beyond the trauma they’ve experienced.