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Preventing Violence in America

Preventing Violence in America

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328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

Thomas P Gullotta, Pamela Jenkins and Robert L Hampton
A Literary Introduction to Violence
Pamela Jenkins, Robert L Hampton and Thomas P Gullotta
Perspectives in Time
Understanding the Contextual Nature of Violent Behavior in Families

Pamela Jenkins
Threads that Link Community and Family Violence
Issues for Prevention

Robert L Hampton and Betty Yung
Violence in Communities of Color
Where We Were, Where We Are and Where We Need to Be

Martin Bloom
Primary Prevention and Resilience
Changing Paradigms and Changing Lives

Aleta Meyer and Linda Lausell
The Value of Including a `Higher Power' in Efforts to Prevent Violence and Promote Optimal Outcomes during Adolescence
Steven J Danish and Thomas R Donohue
Understanding Media's Influence on the Development of Antisocial and Prosocial Behavior
Stephen E Gardner and Hank Reznick
Violence among Youth, Origins and a Framework for Prevention
Garry Lapidus and Mary Braddock
Education and Training of Violence Prevention Professionals
Billie Weiss
The Public Health Approach to Violence Preventions
Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation

Kathleen R Beland
A Schoolwide Approach to Violence Prevention
Lynn Andrews and Jeff Trawick-Smith
An Ecological Model for Violence Prevention
Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Goals for Intervention

Donna Garske
Transforming the Culture
Creating Safety, Equality and Justice for Women and Girls


Robert L. Hampton

Pamela J. Jenkins

Thomas P. Gullotta

Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT. More About Author

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