ERIC Number: ED376413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Preventing Violence: A Framework for Schools and Communities.
Comprehensive Health Education Foundation, Seattle, WA.
Violence -- particularly violence directed toward and caused by youth -- is clearly a problem. This document systematically addresses this crisis by providing a framework that readers can adapt to their own school and community. The three primary goals are to: (1) demonstrate that violence is preventable; (2) show how individuals can set into motion systems and actions to prevent violence; and (3) identify some of those systems and actions. The ideas presented here evolved from research into youth violence begun in 1993 with the aim of developing a school-based violence prevention curriculum. Researchers soon realized that difficulties overwhelmed classroom remedies alone, prompting development of a framework which provides a perspective beyond the classroom. This framework accounts for both the contributing factors and the societal norms which foster violence and attempts to address these factors. Hope is expressed that effective violence-prevention programs can be initiated by giving readers ideas on how to stop violence and by providing the theoretical rationale for those ideas. Some programs that may offer ways to prevent violence in different neighborhoods are cited; it is hoped that this booklet will serve as a guide for administrators and other school personnel as these leaders work to end violence in their communities. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Health Education Foundation, Seattle, WA.