ERIC Number: EJ699393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
Reference Count: 45
Selected Spiritual, Religious, and Family Factors in the Prevention of School Violence
Windham, R. Craig; Hooper, Lisa M.; Hudson, Patricia E.
Counseling and Values, v49 n3 p208 Apr 2005
The mass-casualty school shooting incidents in recent years have heightened concern about the safety of U.S. schools and prompted responses that, in many cases, have centered mainly on bolstering security on school campuses. Some researchers have concluded, however, that the most effective prevention efforts are those that are more comprehensive in scope. This article explores selected spiritual, religious, and family value factors that research has indicated may play an important protective role in strengthening resilience in young people and minimizing at-risk behavior that may be associated with school violence.
Descriptors: Prevention, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Violence, Personality Traits, Spiritual Development, Religious Factors, Family Influence, Student Characteristics, Social Influences, Weapons, Psychological Patterns
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States