ERIC Number: ED468541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
First Steps: Taking Action Early To Prevent Violence.
Davis, Rachel; Nageer, Sherlina; Cohen, Larry; Tepperman, Jean; Biderman, Fran; Henkle, Gretchen
This report pulls together what is known about the intersection of early childhood development and violence prevention into a coherent strategy. It presents essential information about key risk and resiliency factors relevant to early development and violence prevention, research on a broad range of violence prevention issues, and recommendations for decreasing young children's risk of current and future violence. After introducing the issue and highlighting the importance of early childhood development on violent behavior, the report focuses on three keys to violence prevention: violence is complex and requires a comprehensive approach; risk and resiliency factors must be addressed; and violence prevention requires an integrated strategy for action. Some of the recommendations for integrated action include: provide families with services and supports to foster health and empowerment; increase wellness opportunities and access to quality health care for children and families; promote mental health and meet the mental health needs of all family members; and improve the ability of families, communities, and schools to prepare children for school. The appendices include a glossary of terms, resources, reviewers, content advisors, and partner organizations. (Contains 196 endnotes.) (SM)
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Child Welfare, Poverty, Preschool Education, Resilience (Personality), Violence
Prevention Institute, 265 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94611. Tel: 510-444-7738; Web site: http://www.preventioninstitute.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Prevention Inst., Oakland, CA.; Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California, Oakland.; Action Alliance for Children, Oakland, CA.