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Peace Education in Louisville, Kentucky

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.

Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America

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.

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