skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 182789 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Safe From the Start: Taking Action on Children Exposed to Violence
Author(s): Wendy B. Jacobson
Date Published: November 2000
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an Action Plan created by the National Summit on Children Exposed to Violence to understand and address children’s exposure to violence.
Abstract: Efforts to address children’s exposure to violence should reflect a commitment to common goals; be grounded in a full understanding of the issues and challenges involved; be based in fact; fully integrate prevention, intervention and accountability measures; and work across disciplines. The Summit defined a series of eight operating principles: (1) Work Together (collaborative practices and collaborative leadership); (2) Begin Earlier (reach at-risk families even before the child is born); (3) Think Developmentally (consider the changing needs of children exposed to violence at different stages in their lives and recognize that it is possible to help an older child overcome the impact of violence that occurred years ago); (4) Make Mothers Safe to Keep Children Safe; (5) Enforce the Law; (6) Make Adequate Resources Available; (7) Work From a Sound Knowledge Base; and (8) Create a Culture of Nonviolence. The Action Plan discusses critical steps that agencies, communities and individuals can take to achieve cultural change. Notes, resources
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Child abuse causes; Child victims; Child welfare; Domestic assault; Domestic violence causes; Victims of violent crime; Violence; Violence prediction; Violence prevention
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.