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Title Preventing violence in America / editors Robert L. Hampton, Pamela Jenkins, Thomas P. Gullotta.

Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, [1996]
©1996

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 UniM Bail  303.6 PREV  v.4    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 311 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Issues in children's and families' lives ; v. 4.
Issues in children's and families' lives ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. Of Dickens, Twain, and Violence / Thomas P. Gullotta, Pamela Jenkins and Robert L. Hampton -- 2. Understanding the Social Context of Violent Behavior in Families: Selected Perspectives / Pamela Jenkins, Robert L. Hampton and Thomas P. Gullotta -- 3. Threads That Link Community and Family Violence: Issues for Prevention / Pamela Jenkins -- 4. Violence in Communities of Color: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Be / Robert L. Hampton and Betty R. Yung -- 5. Primary Prevention and Resilience: Changing Paradigms and Changing Lives / Martin Bloom -- 6. The Value of Including a "Higher Power" in Efforts to Prevent Violence and Promote Optimal Outcomes During Adolescence / Aleta L. Meyer and Linda Lausell -- 7. Understanding the Media's Influence on the Development of Antisocial and Prosocial Behavior / Steven J. Danish and Thomas R. Donohue -- 8. Violence Among Youth: Origins and a Framework for Prevention / Stephen E. Gardner and Hank Resnik.
9. Education and Training in Violence Prevention: A Public Health Model / Garry Lapidus and Mary Braddock -- 10. A Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention: The Los Angeles Coalition / Billie P. Weiss -- 11. A Schoolwide Approach to Violence Prevention / Kathleen R. Beland -- 12. An Ecological Model for Early Childhood Violence Prevention / Lynn Andrews and Jeffrey Trawick-Smith -- 13. Transforming the Culture: Creating Safety, Equality, and Justice for Women and Girls / Donna Garske.
Summary 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.
Other author Hampton, Robert L.
Jenkins, Pamela.
Gullotta, Thomas P., 1948-
Subject Violence -- United States -- Prevention.
Family violence -- United States -- Prevention.
ISBN 0761900403 (cloth : alk. paper)
0761900411 (paperback: alk. paper)