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NCJ Number: 197217 Find in a Library
Title: Safe From the Start: Reducing Children's Exposure to Violence
Corporate Author: California Attorney General's Office
Crime and Violence Prevention Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 117
Sponsoring Agency: California Attorney General's Office
Sacramento, CA 95814
California Children and Families Commission
Sacramento, CA 95814
Grant Number: CCFC-6857
Sale Source: California Attorney General's Office
Crime and Violence Prevention Ctr
1300 I Street, Suite 1150
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resource guide identifies general strategies or approaches designed to prevent children's exposure to violence and to mitigate the damage suffered by those who are exposed; offers thumbnail sketches of programs that address children's exposure to violence; and presents information on basic evaluation tools and funding resources.
Abstract: The section of the guide that deals with strategies is categorized by the disciplines of law enforcement, health and social services, and schools and community. Law-enforcement-based strategies encompass law enforcement/mental health teams; law enforcement/school/community partnerships; law enforcement/domestic violence advocate teams; and offender-oriented interventions. Health and social services-based strategies include descriptions of crisis response teams, counseling services, family support services, home visitation, and training for professionals. School and community-based strategies address family/school partnerships, parental education and involvement, school/community partnerships, and classroom-based curriculum. Information is provided on agencies that have developed programs based on each type of strategy. Another section of this guide provides brief descriptions of two communities, San Francisco and Contra Costa, that have put strategies and programs into action. The evaluation and funding resources sections of the guide provide information on these areas of program development. Appended list of 18 youth violence prevention resources
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Child protection services; Evaluation measures; Juvenile health services; Parent education; Parental influence; Public Health Service; School health services; Social conditions; Violence prevention
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