Child-Focused Resources on Violence Prevention & Reduction
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/dvp.htm. The Division of Violence Prevention in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has four priority areas for violence, family and intimate violence, suicide, and firearm injuries.
The Surgeon General’s Report on Suicide Prevention, with links. http://www.mentalhealth.org/suicideprevention/
Center for the Prevention of School Violence,
www.ncdjjdp.org/cpsv/. The Center for the Prevention of School Violence is a primary point of contact for information, programs, and research about preventing school violence.
Keep Schools Safe (an extension of the National Association of Attorneys General) http://www.keepschoolssafe.org. A Collection of Resources to help make school safer.
Partnerships Against Violence Network. http:// www.pavnet.org PAVNET Online is a “Virtual library” of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different Federal agencies. It is a “one-stop,” searchable, information resource to help reduce redundancy in information management and provide clear and comprehensive access to information for States and local communities.
PAX www.paxusa.org Very savvy youth oriented media focused organization with the goal of ending gun violence. They have resources for all kinds of youth involvement and two particular campaigns:
ASK: Asking Saves Kids. Asks parents to ask if there is a gun in the house where their child is going to play.
TELL: gets the message out to kids to call 911 or tell a school official if there is a fellow student who has a gun and is thinking about violence.
Handgun Control Inc. and its educational arm, The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, just changed their name to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. They also have just formed an alliance with the Million Mom March. http://www.bradycampaign.org/ and http://www.millionmommarch.org.
Join Together focuses on youth, guns and substance abuse. They have a listserve, and a good web site that can connect you to other resources at www.jointogether.org.
The Student Pledge against Gun Violence sponsors a gun violence awareness day annually and has suggested activities. http://www.pledge.org/