Massachusetts Area Prevention Framework | Overview
In 2020, the TCRC launched a regional prevention initiative focused on reducing youth risk for targeted violence and terrorism. A two-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security supports the implementation of the MAP framework to reduce mental health problems and increase social belongingness among adolescents through a multi-pronged, evidence-informed, and community-based program. The MAP framework includes expanding a youth advisory board, implementing school-based belongingness programming, and establishing a multidisciplinary service coordination team to support the connection of at-risk youth to supportive community-based services.
To learn more about multidisciplinary team approaches to addressing targeted violence and terrorism, see Ellis and colleagues (2020).