INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children.
Butchart, Alexander. Hillis, Susan.
World Health Organization. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Published: October 26, 2016
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Developed by the World Health Organization, this INSPIRE report explains seven strategies for ending violence against children that have shown success. The strategies are: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills. The report begins by highlighting the vision of INSPIRE to promote a world where all governments, with the strong participation of civil society and communities, routinely implement and monitor interventions to prevent and respond to violence against all children and adolescents, and help them reach their full potential. The magnitude of violence against children is then discussed, as well as types of violence against children, consequences and costs of violence against children, and root causes of violence against children. Measures for the preventing violence against children are described. Following sections of the report explains each of the seven strategies that provide an overarching framework for ending violence against children. Each strategy is accompanied by a key objective, the rationale for the strategy, Sustainability Development Goal target, its potential effects on preventing violence against children, specific approaches that advance the strategy, and evidence supporting these approaches. 195 references.
community violence; children; prevention; family support systems; child abuse; Cost effectiveness; risk factors; evidence based practice; guidelines