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Children's Defense Fund
Important!Violence Prevention and Youth Development
The CDF provides information on gun violence, juvenile justice, media violence, school safety, prevention, and steps to promote positive youth development and reduce violence.


New York University Child Study Center
About Our Kids
Using research and experienced patient care, the CSC provides techniques for parents and professionals in the raising of children and teens. This site offers various information to parents on the different problems facing children.


Peter Stringham M.D.
Adolescent Violence Prevention
This website, from an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Boston University, is a collection of facts and advice that Boston teenagers, their parents, and anti-violence specialists have taught him over the years.


Dr. Fenichel's Current Topics in Psychology
Children and Violence
This former President of the NY State Psychological Association has created an educational website that has great links to studies, teaching aids, and organizations that deal with children and violence.


Association for Conflict Resolution
Get Involved with National Youth Violence Prevention
This web site's goal is to highlight the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer. There are several themes which include respect and tolerance, anger management, resolving conflicts peacefully, supporting safety, and uniting in action. The website also has several educational tools and materials that can be used to promote the violence prevention message.


Stop The Violence, Face the Music, 1/17/2001
Get Unloaded Gun Safety and Education Campaign
The Get Unloaded Gun Safety and Education Campaign has been created by Stop the Violence, Face the Music and the Safety Ape to promote a Public Service Advertising Campaign utilizing radio, television, billboards, and print advertisements. The organization deals with gun safety.


Police Department of Mesa, Arizona
Gun Safety: A Parent's Guide
The city of Mesa, Arizona's police department has created a web page dedicated to parents and the responsibility they have to protect their children from gun danger. The website offers ideas on how to speak to kids, as well as basic safety instructions when handling a gun.


Entertainment Industries Council
Gun Violence, Safety, and Injury Prevention Resource Center
The EIC provides information on gun violence, firearm safety, injury prevention, and findings about gun violence in entertainment productions as well as tip sheets containing statistical information.


In the Mix
Gun Violence: Live By The Gun, Die By The Gun
In the Mix is a show broadcasted on PBS that selects various issues and topics to discuss on a weekly basis. This summarizes the "Gun Violence: Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun" episode and offers additional links for information, surveys, and questions.


Hospice Net
New!How to Talk to Your Children About Death
by J.W.Worden PhD
If you are concerned about discussing death with your children, you’re not alone. Many hesitate to talk about death, particularly with youngsters. But death is an inescapable fact of life. We must deal with it and so must our children; if we are to help them, we must let them know it’s okay to talk about it. This article can help you open the lines of communication with your child.


Kids Growth Child Health
KidsGrowth.org
This parenting website contains advice on how to talk to children about various issues. It also has tips for improving parent-child dialogue that can help the parent understand what's going on in their child's life.


Resources for Youth
PreventViolence.org
Resources for Youth is a California-based public education campaign promoting increased public and private investment in programs that will prevent violence against youth and reduce firearm injuries and deaths.


National School Safety and Security Services
School Safety and Security, Gang, and Associated Resources
Site provides links to the latest information on school safety and security, gangs, and related issues. Includes educational as well as crime related informational links.


Northern County Psychiatric Associates, 1/17/2001
Suicide and the School
An informative website from a group of psychiatrists that offers recognition and intervention for suicidal students in the school setting.


The Family Clinic
New!Talking to a Traumatized Child
by Daniel T. Moore, Ph.D.
Repeated trauma is difficult for both parents and children. Some children are better at coping with severe trauma than other children. Everyone has their own unique way of responding and recovering from traumatic experiences. As a parent, the main goal is to allow your child to start the recovery process as soon as possible. This article offers advice on how to begin this process.


CDC
Youth Violence: An Overview
This website provides a clear sense of youth violence today, which it suggests is a highly visible but preventable problem. It offers links to corresponding studies and research on violence along with links to recent facts and prevention strategies.


Urban Education Web
Youth Violence: Resources for Schools, Parents, and Teachers
A list of Internet sites that offer resources on youth violence for school administrators, teachers, and parents. (Note: Some are dated.)


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