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A Guide to Sites Dedicated to the Prevention of Violence
Monsters Can Grow
A poem presented as a reading worksheet. This worksheet can be used as the basis for a discussion on the roots of violent crimes motivated by hatered.
Prevention - University of Minnesota
This site provides a large and very useful collection of resources.
Stay Alert...Stay Safe
"Looking for a place to go where you can have fun and learn too? Look no more. Our new SASS streetproofing site has activities, games, competitions and much much more. It's the place to be on the net for schools, communities, police, adults and children."
"BeCool is the first program developed specifically to nourish the key elements of 'emotional intelligence' - Impulse Control, Empathy, and Self Awareness. Within the context of how to be assertive, BeCool teaches kids specific 'reflective thinking' techniques to produce self-control and interrupt the tendency to impulsively act out."
A site that promotes a gun control approach to preventing violence.
Klass Foundation for Missing Kids
"The goals of the Foundation in support of our mission include: Education, technical assistance and support for individuals and the public to prevent crimes against children; Assistance in the recovery of missing children; Support for legislative and regulatory protection for children."
Center for Violence Prevention
"The Pacific Center for Violence Prevention, a project of the Trauma Foundation, works to prevent youth violence in California."
This site promotes tougher restrictions against criminals to prevent violent crime.Criminal control as opposed to gun control.
National Crime Prevention
Council's Online Resource Center
"The National Crime Prevention Council On-Line Resource Center offers crime prevention tips for self, home, and family; community policing; neighborhood building; plus information on McGruff the Crime Dog, and his nephew, Scruff. Find out how you can help Take A Bite Out Of Crime!"
National Center for Victims of
This site contains an extensive safety strategies section.
Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
"Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a nationwide organization of real people, moms, dads, young people, and individuals determined to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking."
Includes "WARNING SIGNS, a violence prevention guide for youth from MTV and APA."
Federal Bureau of Investigation
"The Mission of the FBI is to uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal law; to protect the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities; to provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to federal, state, local, and international agencies; and to perform these responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the public and is faithful to the Constitution of the United States."
"The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FUND) is a national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform."
"Cyberangels, the largest online safety program, keeping you and your children safe since 1995. Includes online Parents' Guide to the Internet, by Parry Aftab, Esq."
and Violence Prevention Center
"This program promotes prevention as an essential means of contolling the rising tide of violence and moves violence prevention to the forefront of public policy."
for the Prevention of School Violence
"Established in 1993, the Center serves as a primary point of contact for dealing with the problem of school violence. The Center focuses on ensuring that schools are safe and secure so that every student is able to attend a school that is safe and secure, one that is free of fear and conducive to learning."
and Backboards, Sticks and Stones...
This site offers a generous amount of help to kids who need to learn how to deal with teasing. Joan Fleitas, R.N., Ed.D.,Assistant Professor of Nursing, Fairfield University
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