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Promoting Caring in Children and Families as Prevention of Violence Strategy


Promoting caring in children is a powerful venue to prevent violence in our society. This article reviews the roots of violence, explores the various contexts of violence, and then describes how caring can be used to prevent violence. In particular, the role that families and schools can play in helping children develop caring is discussed.

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Swick, K. Promoting Caring in Children and Families as Prevention of Violence Strategy. Early Childhood Educ J 32, 341–346 (2005).

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  • violence prevention
  • caring
  • roots of violence
  • early learning
  • family caring