|Organization||War Against Violence Corporation dba YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A.|
|ProjectLeader||Douglas Alan Wain|
|Linked Problems & Solutions
Our Campaign's core beliefs: All youth are "equal" in importance, meaning, value, and worth, without exception. All youth's "destiny" is to live a long and healthy life. Every youth is special, unique, and "one-of-a-kind." Violence, bullying, and abuse (VBA) are the "Head of the Snake." This is the number one root "problem" of humankind. We aim to "stay ahead of the curve," meaning violence and conflict "prevention." Youth's no. one job is to "survive" their youth.
Violence, bullying, and abuse (VBA) are the "Head of The Snake". They are the number one root cause of many of society's woes including mental health, social health, physical health, substance abuse, unhealthy eating, risky behaviors, and extreme poverty. Fortunately, we know how to stop it; school-based universal, cross-cutting, comprehensive violence prevention education for youth.
Violence is the second leading cause of death in boys aged 10-19 years. Some 200,000 homicides occur among youth 10-29 years of age each year, which is 43% of the total number of homicides globally each year. The disproportionate impact of homicide on youth is a consistent pattern across all levels of country income. It is, however, much more pronounced in low- and upper-middle-income countries. Most of the world's most violent conflicts occur in countries with the most youthful populations.