ERIC Number: ED389822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Making Children, Families, and Communities Safer from Violence.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.
There is something everyone can do to combat violence. The highest priority is making oneself and one's family safer from violence. Parents should consider carefully about having weapons, especially firearms, in the home, since statistics show that a firearm in the home is more than forty times as likely to injure or kill a family member as to stop a crime. Parents should also talk with children about violence and reinforce nonviolent behaviors. Community involvement is critical to building a safer neighborhood. Acting in concert with public agencies, parents and community members can combat violence and encourage positive thoughts and actions among the young. By working on community anti-violence activities, people can emphasize prevention and plan for adequate services. Community partnerships reduce violence risks. A checklist for violence prevention and a sheet to create a list of link-ups and referrals are included. A list of 60 resource organizations is also provided. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.