Walking the line: A child or young adolescent requires a good role model, a role model who does not employ violence to achieve their goals, a role model who creates an environment of tolerance and understanding, a role model who does not accept violence as a part of their lives. Being this role model requires one to walk the line, to be the example, to lead the way forward into a life of non violence.
We need to be responsible. We need to be the example. We need to lead the way into a violence free society by creating awareness, having a zero tolerance for violence and create a sense of social responsibility to report violence and reduce the incidence of violence in our immediate lives and communities... and we need to seek assistance when situations become out of control. Change starts with the individual.
Much of the violent behavior seen in children and adolescence may be decreased or even prevented if we help reduce risk factors (i.e.: presence of firearms in the home; use of drugs and/or alcohol; exposure to violence in the home and/or community; etc...) with a special emphasis being placed on reducing the exposure of children and adolescents to the violence in the home, community and through the media.
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A community project aimed at helping to Understand, Educate and Eradicate violence in Our City.