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NCJ Number: 156522 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Violence: A Framework for Schools and Communities
Corporate Author: Comprehensive Health Education Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Comprehensive Health Education Foundation
Seattle, WA 98188
Publication Number: ISBN 0-935529-95-0
Sale Source: Comprehensive Health Education Foundation
20832 Pacific Highway, South
Seattle, WA 98188
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document aims to demonstrate that violence involving youths is preventable, to examine how individuals can initiate systems and actions to prevent violence, and to identify some of those systems and actions.
Abstract: After reviewing the magnitude of the problem, particularly that involving guns and other weapons, and the evidence showing that violence can be reduced or eliminated, this booklet outlines a strategy whereby community leaders, schools, law enforcement, business, and parents can take action. In the classroom, children can be taught to reduce anger, resolve conflict, intervene in fights, avoid the use of firearms, and change their norms about violence. Beyond the classroom domain, schools must take the lead in identifying norm setters, implementing clear and consistent guidelines, targeting specific populations within the schools, reducing drug use, establishing school safety, and training teachers. The booklet also describes how families and the community at large can participate in this effort to eliminate youth violence. A list of organizations involved in violence prevention is included.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Police juvenile relations; School delinquency programs; School security; Victims of Crime; Violence causes; Violence prevention
Note: Youth Violence and Guns.
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