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Stopping School Violence: A Dozen Things Parents, Students, Teachers, Law Enforcement, Principals, and the Rest of Us Can Do...

National Crime Prevention Council
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National Crime Prevention Council
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

The author of this eight-page Bulletin states that everyone can help prevent school violence in three ways: violence prevention (not reaction) programs in every community; young people taught by all adults of how to manage anger and handle conflicts peaceably; and guns kept out of the hands of unsupervised kids and treated as hazardous consumer products. This Bulletin contains six "starter lists" of ideas for helping put an end to school violence. Each list contains 12 ideas and is geared toward a different audience: parents, students, teachers, law enforcement professionals, principals, and the "rest of us." Some ideas require only individual action, while some require concerted effort. Some address immediate issues like kids bringing weapons to school, while others address the problems that cause violence. The document concludes with a list and discussion of warning signs, as well as a list of 20 national resources (with contact information) and 7 publications offering ideas about programs and strategies to help reduce or prevention school violence.

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