Checklist for Violence Prevention
Do my family and I...
- Understand the dangers of weapons, especially firearms, and
how to prevent accidents?
- Talk about the costs — personal and financial — of violence?
- Think carefully about the kinds of entertainment we watch and
- Know and practice ways to settle disputes without violence?
- Understand and practice basic self-protection strategies?
Do my neighbors and I...
- Know each other reasonably well?
- Work together to make our neighborhoods safe for children?
- Agree on how and when to step in to prevent childrens'
quarrels from becoming violent?
- Discuss how we feel about weapons, including firearms, and what
rules and standards we agree on?
- Help each other by joining and taking an active role in Block
Clubs and Neighborhood Watch?
- Know that there are positive ways for our children to spend
their time and energy after school?
- Identify, discuss, and solve (or get help to solve) troubling
conditions in our area?
- Work with police, school officials, civic groups, and others
to address larger issues for the community?
Does my community...
- Have and enforce sound laws and regulations for secure weapons
storage and against weapons violence?
- Provide safe ways for residents to dispose of unwanted weapons?
- Actively provide resources and know-how to help residents learn
how to solve problems without violence?
- Provide mentoring and other outreach services to troubled youth
- Enlist young people in addressing violence problems?
- Coordinate community groups to develop comprehensive anti-violence
strategies and plans?
- Offer an attractive array of both family-oriented and youth-focused
- Have clear standards that reject violence as a presence in the
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