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NCJ Number: 157899 Find in a Library
Title: Words, Not Weapons: A Resource Manual for School Administrators, Advisors, and Peer Leaders
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Prevention Support Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Dept of Public Health
Boston, MA 02108
Massachusetts Prevention Support Services
Boston, MA 02116
The Medical Foundation
Boston, MA 02116
Sale Source: The Medical Foundation
95 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use by school personnel and student peer leaders, this manual describes a violence prevention campaign called "Words, Not Weapons" based in Massachusetts high schools to discourage students from carrying and using weapons and to promote safe schools and nonviolent behavior.
Abstract: Supported by several State agencies, the campaign was developed after analysis of statewide data and the use of student focus groups to identify problems and potential solutions. The program recognizes that although the main risk factors contributing to violence among youth do not originate in the school, the school must address the issue of violence in a preventive way to avoid becoming a victim of violence itself. The manual lists the components and characteristics of a successful school-based violence prevention program; the types of school programs, services, and policies that promote peace and prevent violence; and the responsibilities of the staff member who serves as the advisor for "Words, Not Weapons." Lists of suggested activities, Massachusetts Prevention Centers, other resources, and 6 violence prevention curricula
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): School delinquency programs; Violence prevention; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Note: Youth, Violence and Guns
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