Preventing Violence in America / Edition 1 available in Paperback
What can be done to address the problem of violence in society? The contributors to this volume, both scholars and practitioners, examine this question by exploring the history of violence together with theoretical explanations.
The book discusses such issues as: the disproportionate presence of violence within North American minority populations; the concept of psychological resiliency; how spirituality may serve as a protective factor; and the role of television in promoting violence. The contributors also address prevention and intervention strategies among gangs of young people, and the implementation of special programmes in schools.
About the Author
Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT.
Table of Contents
A Literary Introduction to Violence - Thomas P Gullotta, Pamela Jenkins and Robert L HamptonPerspectives in Time - Pamela Jenkins, Robert L Hampton and Thomas P Gullotta Understanding the Contextual Nature of Violent Behavior in FamiliesThreads that Link Community and Family Violence - Pamela Jenkins Issues for PreventionViolence in Communities of Color - Robert L Hampton and Betty Yung Where We Were, Where We Are and Where We Need to BePrimary Prevention and Resilience - Martin Bloom Changing Paradigms and Changing LivesThe Value of Including a 'Higher Power' in Efforts to Prevent Violence and Promote Optimal Outcomes during Adolescence - Aleta Meyer and Linda LausellUnderstanding Media's Influence on the Development of Antisocial and Prosocial Behavior - Steven J Danish and Thomas R DonohueViolence among Youth, Origins and a Framework for Prevention - Stephen E Gardner and Hank ReznickEducation and Training of Violence Prevention Professionals - Garry Lapidus and Mary BraddockThe Public Health Approach to Violence Preventions - Billie Weiss Surveillance, Epidemiology and EvaluationA Schoolwide Approach to Violence Prevention - Kathleen R BelandAn Ecological Model for Violence Prevention - Lynn Andrews and Jeff Trawick-Smith Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Goals for InterventionTransforming the Culture - Donna Garske Creating Safety, Equality and Justice for Women and Girls