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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.)
close this folder1. INTRODUCTION
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View the documentWhy did WHO prepare this document?
View the documentWho should read this document?
View the documentWhat is meant by ''violence''?
View the documentWhat are the causes of violence?
View the documentWhy focus efforts through schools?
View the documentHow should this document be used?

How should this document be used?

The arguments in Section 2 can be used to advocate for violence prevention interventions in schools. Section 3 helps create a strong basis for local action and for planning interventions that are relevant to the needs and circumstances of the school and community. Section 4 details how to integrate violence prevention efforts into various components of a Health-Promoting School. Section 5 assists in evaluating efforts to make violence prevention an essential part of a Health-Promoting School. Section 6 provides recommendations for ensuring continuity and sustainability in the school and community.

For specific guidance on planning, implementing and evaluating, this document should be used in conjunction with the WHO document Local Action: Creating Health-Promoting Schools. Local Action: Creating Health Promoting Schools provides practical guidance, tools and tips from Health-Promoting Schools around the world and can help tailor efforts to the needs of specific communities.