Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 341–346 | Cite as

Promoting Caring in Children and Families as Prevention of Violence Strategy

  • Kevin Swick
Working with Families


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.


violence prevention caring roots of violence early learning family caring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Swick
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  1. 1.College of EducationUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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