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Safe From the Start: Taking Action on Children Exposed to Violence
(NCJ 182789) November 2000
Summary, 76 page(s)
U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 
Presents an action plan for addressing the problem of children's exposure to violence. This Summary is based on ideas discussed by 150 practitioners and policymakers at the National Summit on Children Exposed to Violence, convened in June 1999 by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. The Summary provides a framework for understanding and addressing the problem (including selected statistics), identifies eight key operating principles agreed upon by Summit participants, and presents specific action steps for each principle. It also includes descriptions of model programs and lists of resources.
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