Interpersonal youth violence prevention

SOURCE: Crime, violence and injury prevention in South Africa: development and challenges
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): Z.Parker, A.Dawes, V.Farr
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.Suffla, A.Van Niekerk, N.Duncan
KEYWORDS: VIOLENCE PREVENTION, YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4121

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Abstract

This chapter addresses interpersonal youth violence prevention, more precisely initiatives which focus on how to prevent children from becoming violent. It commences with a brief outline of the various developmental pathways that lead toward aggressive conduct and then discusses framework for violence prevention, drawing on relevant international models and research. The final section we report on some lessons learned from a preliminary investigation of South African youth violence prevention and peace education (VPE) initiatives, that point the way towards the development of 'good practice' violence prevention programmes.