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NCJ Number: 156338 Find in a Library
Title: Coping With Violence in the Schools: A Report of the 1993 Summer Conference of the Center for School Counseling Practitioners
Author(s): C Crisera; A Forsyth; F Harvey; F Pfrommer; S A Sherblom; H Strahinich; M Welch
Corporate Author: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ctr for School Counseling Practitioners
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This conference brought together school counselors, teachers, social workers, nurses, principals, administrators, and superintendents from school systems across the United States to discuss how to develop violence-prevention programs in schools.
Abstract: Part I, an overview, describes some general considerations explored at the conference: what different kinds of violence have in common and what social attitudes, myths, and misconceptions nurture cultural violence. Part II describes the consequences of trauma for victims of violence and considers how violence becomes self-perpetuating. Exposure to violence may influence a child's ability to play or an adolescent's capacity to learn, and it may lead to a range of psychological problems. Part III describes six ways that violence is affecting young people today. The first section reports on domestic violence, now a major public health issue as 1 in 14 marriages is characterized by repeated violence. The second section deals with dating violence, to which adolescents are particularly vulnerable. Other sections focus on sexual harassment in school, childhood sexual abuse, family alcoholism, and violence on television. Part IV contains a national agenda for violence prevention. Suggestions include building an infrastructure for the prevention of violence, reducing firearm violence, reducing violence associated with alcohol and other drugs, and providing childhood experiences that prevent violence. One appendix describes 16 programs and curricula aimed at preventing, addressing, or correcting various forms of violence.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Crime in schools; Dating Violence; Domestic assault; Media violence; School delinquency programs; School security; Sexual harassment; Violence; Violence prevention
Note: Proceedings from a conference on Coping With Violence in the Schools, held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in July 1993.
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