ERIC Number: ED396009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Community Programs To Prevent Youth Violence. For Parents/about Parents.
Although learning the value of being nonviolent at home is very important, school and community programs are also valuable, because participants can work together to prevent violence in their neighborhoods and can help each other avoid violence. Education programs can include conflict resolution and mediation training as school courses. Crime prevention and law-related education help young people reduce their chances of becoming victims of crime or perpetrators themselves. Programs to teach youth about the dangers of guns and gun safety are new, and little research has demonstrated their effectiveness, but it is probable that such programs are useful. Life skills training also can help young people learn how to avoid conflict. Recreation programs by themselves are not enough to prevent youth violence, but they can help control tensions in the community and be a valuable addition to education programs. Even though many violence prevention strategies are effective alone, their value is greater when they are combined. Multi-intervention programs add to education and recreation programs in addressing youth violence. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Mediation; Multidimensional Approach
Note: Information in the guide was drawn from the October 1994 (volume 94, number 4, part 2) special theme issue of "Pediatrics," the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, devoted to the role of the pediatrician in violence prevention. For related documents, see UD 030 946-958.