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Sports-related brain injury education

Expert Opinion

Educate coaches, athletes, and parents about the severity of sports-related brain injuries or concussions, proper prevention, detection, and treatment

Community Safety

Strong graduated driver licensing laws

Scientifically Supported

Strengthen laws that allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges

Community Safety

Swimming pool fencing

Scientifically Supported

Require fences around swimming pools

Community Safety

Traffic calming

Scientifically Supported

Modify the built environment to affect traffic speed and patterns via speed bumps, pedestrian refuge islands, roundabouts, etc.

Housing and Transit  ·  Community Safety

Trauma-informed juvenile justice systems

Expert Opinion

Support a trauma-informed juvenile justice system through staff training and broad adoption of trauma-informed practices and policies

Community Safety

Treatment Foster Care

Some Evidence

Place youth with mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges in foster families that provide a structured, nurturing, therapeutic environment; also called Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)

Community Safety

Treatment Foster Care Oregon

Scientifically Supported

Place severely and chronically delinquent youth in foster families that are trained in structured behavior management and connected to TFCO program staff; formerly called Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

Community Safety

Universal distracted driving laws

Expert Opinion

Prohibit all drivers from texting or talking on a cell phone while driving

Community Safety

Universal firearm background checks

Some Evidence

Require both licensed and unlicensed firearm dealers to conduct background checks of potential handgun purchasers

Community Safety

Universal motorcycle helmet laws

Scientifically Supported

Require anyone riding a motorcycle to wear a helmet; laws may also include mopeds and scooters

Community Safety

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