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Preventing Violence in America / Edition 1

Preventing Violence in America / Edition 1


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Preventing Violence in America / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780761900412
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/16/1995
Series: Issues in Children's and Families' Lives Series , #4
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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 Hampton
Perspectives in Time - Pamela Jenkins, Robert L Hampton and Thomas P Gullotta
Understanding the Contextual Nature of Violent Behavior in Families
Threads that Link Community and Family Violence - Pamela Jenkins
Issues for Prevention
Violence in Communities of Color - Robert L Hampton and Betty Yung
Where We Were, Where We Are and Where We Need to Be
Primary Prevention and Resilience - Martin Bloom
Changing Paradigms and Changing Lives
The Value of Including a 'Higher Power' in Efforts to Prevent Violence and Promote Optimal Outcomes during Adolescence - Aleta Meyer and Linda Lausell
Understanding Media's Influence on the Development of Antisocial and Prosocial Behavior - Steven J Danish and Thomas R Donohue
Violence among Youth, Origins and a Framework for Prevention - Stephen E Gardner and Hank Reznick
Education and Training of Violence Prevention Professionals - Garry Lapidus and Mary Braddock
The Public Health Approach to Violence Preventions - Billie Weiss
Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation
A Schoolwide Approach to Violence Prevention - Kathleen R Beland
An Ecological Model for Violence Prevention - Lynn Andrews and Jeff Trawick-Smith
Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Goals for Intervention
Transforming the Culture - Donna Garske
Creating Safety, Equality and Justice for Women and Girls

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