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September/October 2001Vol. 2, No. 5Network Brings Violence Prevention Practitioners Together

Practitioners involved in violence prevention efforts no longer need to feel isolated from their counterparts in different parts of the country or the world, thanks to a membership organization called the Network of Violence Prevention Practitioners.

The Network was designed nearly a decade ago to facilitate exchange between members and to link members to resources and information on best practices in the field. This exchange is facilitated through periodic mailings, a semi-annual bulletin, summits, study tours, and a technical assistance phone consultation service. The three themes that will guide the Network's future work are:

  • Supporting research-based practice
  • Fostering global exchange
  • Actively involving youth as prevention partners

The Network's website provides access to research, member spotlights, and an overview of violence prevention. A new Spanish section on the website lists resources in Spanish, including publications and links to violence prevention and other related sites. The history of the Network and introduction to violence prevention have also been translated into Spanish.

Health and Human Development Programs, a division of Education Development Center, Inc., administers the Network. The California Wellness Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank support special projects. For a list of organizations that represent the Network membership, visit

Contact information:

The Network of Violence Prevention Practitioners
Education Development Center
55 Chapel St.
Newton, MA 02458-1060
Phone: 617-618-2380
Fax: 617-527-4096