ERIC Number: ED388891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Act against Violence: Join the New Peace Movement. National Campaign To Reduce Youth Violence: A Guide to Action. Community Resource Guide.
Educational Resources Center, Bootwyn, PA.
There were 2.7 million incidents of child abuse or neglect reported to authorities in one year. Between 1986 and 1992, the total number of children killed by firearms rose by 144 percent. A 1990 survey of inner-city young people in Baltimore found one in four teenagers had witnessed a murder and three in four knew someone who had been shot. What these statistics say is that American young people are being killed and maimed in record numbers. This guide was developed in conjunction with the National Campaign to Reduce Youth Violence. Designed to encourage involvement in preventing youth violence, the following topics are covered: (1) "Models that Work" describes two community based programs and two school-based programs, highlighting key elements and approaches; (2) "Curricula to Prevent or Reduce Violence" is a guide to some of the most widely used curricula for reducing youth violence; (3) "Moving beyond Fear: A Framework for Action" provides steps for getting involved in community-based violence reduction programs; (4) "Initiatives" describes programs to reduce violence with addresses and phone numbers; and (5) "Resources" lists names, addresses, and descriptions of selected national and local organizations that provide information, materials, or other resources on violence prevention. (JBJ)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Community Action, Community Programs, Conflict Resolution, Counseling, Counselors, Crime, Crime Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Curriculum, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Fear, Health Promotion, High Risk Students, Homicide, Models, Peace, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Victims of Crime, Violence, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Resources Center, Bootwyn, PA.