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close this bookWHO Information Series on School Health - Document 3 - Violence Prevention: An Important Element of a Health-promoting School (UNESCO - WHO, 1999, 61 p.)
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View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentFOREWORD
Open this folder and view contents1. INTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contents2. CONVINCING OTHERS THAT VIOLENCE PREVENTION THROUGH SCHOOLS IS IMPORTANT
Open this folder and view contents3. PLANNING THE INTERVENTIONS
Open this folder and view contents4. INTEGRATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION INTO A HEALTH-PROMOTING SCHOOL
Open this folder and view contents5. EVALUATION
View the document6. ENSURING CONTINUITY IN THE SCHOOL & COMMUNITY
View the documentANNEX 1: Declaration and Integrated Framework of Action on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Democracy
View the documentANNEX 2: Examples of educational interventions for violence prevention
View the documentANNEX 3: Examples of Grade-Specific Objectives for Violence Prevention Skills
View the documentANNEX 4: Resources to help you in your health promotion and violence prevention efforts
View the documentANNEX 5: Recommended UNESCO documents and publications for the promotion of peace and prevention of violence through schools.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Violence Prevention: An Important Element of a Health-Promoting School was written for WHO by Isolde Birdthistle of Education Development Center, Inc., U.S.A. (EDC). Edward De Vos, Cynthia Lang, Daphne Northrop, Ron Slaby and Cheryl Vince-Whitman provided considerable guidance and expertise to the preparation of this document. Other EDC colleagues reviewed drafts and offered advice including Rebkha Atnafou, Larry Cohen, Joan Vas Serra Hoffman, Dieter Koch-Weser and Karen McLaughlin.

The development of this document is a joint effort of the Department of Health Promotion (HPR) and Violence and Injury Prevention (PVI) of the Social Change and Mental Health Cluster, in collaboration with Education Development Center, Inc. (WHO Collaborating Centre to Promote Health through Schools and Communities). This document has been prepared on behalf of the WHO Task Force on Violence and Health as part of the WHO Plan of Action on Violence and Health which was endorsed by the WHO World Health Assembly WHA49.25 (1996) and the WHO Global School Health Initiative.

WHO would like to thank the following individuals for the time, scrutiny and wisdom they contributed to the preparation of this document:

Maria Carolina Buitrago
Harvard University Graduate
School of Education
Bogota, Colombia

Jesrique Chaux
Harvard University Graduate
School of Education
Cali, Colombia

Lisa Cohen
Division of Adolescent and School Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Linda Dahlberg
Division of Violence Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Paolo Fontani
Department of Education for a Culture of Peace
UNESCO
Paris, France

Matthew Furner
Department of Health Promotion
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Pat Drury
Department of Health Promotion
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Jack T. Jones
Department of Health Promotion
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Dinesh Mohan
Transportation Research and Injury
Prevention Program
New Delhi, India

Claude Romer
Violence and Injury Prevention
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Louise Rowling
The University of Sydney
New South Wales, Australia

WHO would also like to thank the following individuals who provided comments and suggestions on this document during its discussion at the Fourth International Conference on Health Promotion in Jakarta, Indonesia, in July 1997:

Dr Mohammed Al Khateeb, WHO/EMRO, Egypt
Masamine Jimba, JICA School & Community Health Project, Nepal
Professor Dr Peter Paulus, Fachhochschuule Magdeburg, Germany
David Rivett, WHO/EURO, Denmark
Dr Louise Rowling, University of Sydney, Australia
Prapapen Suwan, PhD, Mahidol University, Thailand
Rachmi Untoro, Ministry of Health, Indonesia