Teaching about history’s worst crimes can be challenging. UNESCO supports educators from 11 countries in making such conversations in and out of the classroom easier.
Living in a nation that feels more divided with each passing day can take an emotional toll. But bright spots in this tumultuous time exist: the Peace Education Program in Louisville, KY is one of them. The organization – which began 35 years ago and currently includes 88 schools and 67 community sites in its network – provides learning experiences to youths and adults that help reduce violence.
Researchers from the Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence outline a plan to establish a comprehensive public health approach to gun violence that is informed by scientific evidence and free from partisan politics. A public health approach to protecting children as well as adults from gun violence involves three levels of prevention: (1) universal approaches promoting safety and well-being for everyone; (2) practices for reducing risk and promoting protective factors for persons experiencing difficulties; and (3) interventions for individuals where violence is present or appears imminent.