Humane Education as a Means of Violence Prevention

by Traci Raley Humane education is the use of animals to teach kindness, compassion and empathy to humans, primarily school-aged children. Using rescue dogs to teach humane education is a method that is becoming more common as means of violence prevention in schools. One group currently employing this method is Humane Species . A nonprofit organization founded… Continue reading Humane Education as a Means of Violence Prevention

The Link between Animal Abuse and other Forms of Violence

By Traci Raley Links between animal cruelty and human violence have been documented by many researchers.  A number of studies have shown positive correlations between bullying, school violence, and animal abuse.  A study by Verlinden et al. found that approximately 50% of school shooters engaged in some form of animal abuse. Surveys conducted by Henry… Continue reading The Link between Animal Abuse and other Forms of Violence

NSV Highlight on: Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities

by Sean Hedden The recently published Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities shares insights from mayors of major cities in the United States on how they are working to curb youth violence. This document can be helpful for community leaders and school officials looking for solutions on preventing youth violence… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities

Students ‘Say Something’ with Sandy Hook Promise

by Elizabeth Berenguer The Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit whose mission is to prevent violence, specifically gun-related deaths. The leaders of the organization host campaigns such as “Start with Hello” and their “Say Something Week”. Their mission is to prevent violence before it happens, so that tragedies like what occurred on December 14, 2012,… Continue reading Students ‘Say Something’ with Sandy Hook Promise

NSV Highlight on: Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade

by Sean Hedden In a recent story by The Miami Herald, Youth Crime Watch (YCW) was highlighted as program where  youth are doing good for their community. Since 1979, YCW has provided children with “proactive strategies to create safe schools for all students.” By working with the local school districts, Youth Crime Watch is offered as… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade

NSV Highlight on: Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

by Sean Hedden The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) is a program that intends to “bridge the gap between research and practice to ensure that the best that is known from prevention science gets into the hands of those who need it most.” The CSPV is a part of the University of Colorado’s… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence