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Jun 4, 2012

Tackling Violence in Schools: A New Resource


How can a child learn in a school environment fraught with violence – bullying, cyber-bullying, fighting, harassment?  What lessons and models can we access from the worldwide community to create a non-violent environment instead?  Help is here from the office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence against Children!

For a short article on the new 44-page resource “Tackling Violence in Schools: A global perspective,” see http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/story/2012-03-06_443.  
 To download the entire March 2012 publication, go to: http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.org/sites/default/files/publications/Tackling%20Violence%20in%20Schools%20final.pdf

I think it's a practical encouragement for parents, educators and community leaders trying to deal with violence in schools. Although it may be more detailed than some readers need, they might at least find it useful to check out and may even find the list of recommendations on the last page helpful.

Submitted by Lily R. Wu, LPF board member and editorial consultant for the World Day.
-- from the May 9, 2012 newsletter of the World Day of Prayer and Action for  Children.