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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 documentWhat is meant by ''violence''?
View the documentWhat are the causes of violence?
View the documentWhy focus efforts through schools?
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This document introduces health promotion strategies to improve the health, education and development of children, families and community members through a Health-Promoting School. It is based on the recommendations of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion(1) and will help people to apply a new approach to public health, one that creates on-going conditions conducive to health, as well as reductions in prevailing health concerns.

The concepts and strategies introduced in this document apply to all countries, however, some of the examples provided may be more relevant to some countries than to others.