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NCJ Number: 157549 Find in a Library
Title: Caring for Children in Dangerous Times: A Protocol for Responding to Violence
Corporate Author: Rainbow House Institute for Choosing Non-Violence
United States of America

Chicago Dept of Human Services and Children's Services Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Chicago Dept of Human Services and Children's Services Division
Chicago, IL 60611
Rainbow House Institute for Choosing Non-Violence
Chicago, IL 60629
Sale Source: Rainbow House Institute for Choosing Non-Violence
P.O. Box 29019
Chicago, IL 60629
United States of America

Chicago Dept of Human Services and Children's Services Division
Kraft Building, 8th Floor
510 North Peshtigo Court
Chicago, IL 60611
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guidebook for classroom teachers and child care workers presents a protocol outlining the skills necessary to respond to violent or potentially violent situations, particularly those that threaten children.
Abstract: The manual presents action plans for responding to specific situations: gunfire near the classroom, gang fights, eruption of violence when children are outside the classroom, presence of a violent adult with or without a weapon, presence of a child with a weapon in the classroom, eruption of child-to-child violence, and other incidents of personal and/or domestic violence. The guidebook discusses policies and procedures for prevention that emphasize the need to identify gang leaders, develop safety procedures, and implement policies vis-a-vis drug and alcohol use. The manual also discusses the effectiveness of home visitation as a means for preventing violence and responding to emergencies. Sample forms are enclosed, and organizational resources and materials listed.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): School security; Victims of Crime; Violence prevention
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