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Together, we can tackle violence
Each year more than 100 people are killed in violent attacks in Scotland. It's a shocking statistic but it doesn't have to be this way.We don't have to accept that lives are lost through needless, mindless violence. We don't have to accept that violence is an inevitable part of life. That's why the Violence Reduction Unit was created, to develop a national approach to tackling violence across Scotland - and to show that violence is preventable, not inevitable.Browse our website to find out what's being done to tackle violence.
The UK Early Intervention Foundation, Center on the Developing at Harvard University, and the Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center at the University of Southern California present Brain Hero.
Narration by Graham Allen, Founding Chair of the Early Intervention Foundation. Generous support for this video has been provided by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.
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Neuroscience and common sense are decisive: the earlier we nurture children's minds and hearts, the better lives they will live as adults. Yet, despite some tentative steps, we still wait too long. International child trauma expert Dr Bruce Perry and Berry Street's Annette Jackson say we might have to look at our own brain responses to understand why.
Former Chief Superintendent and Head of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
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NHS Health Scotland has been tasked by the Scottish Government to lead the evaluation of Scotland's alcohol strategy through the Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) work programme. There is a commitment to providing annual reports from MESAS and in March 2011 the first annual report (the baseline report) was published, followed by the second annual report in December 2012.
The VRU are members of the World Health Organisation, Violence Prevention Alliance. Our responsibility is the reduction of all forms of violence from bullying to suicide and everything in between. We believe that the focus of our collective efforts must be on prevention and that by viewing violence as a public health problem offers the best chance of achieving a sustainable reduction in all forms of violence.
This report outlines evaluation findings of the pilot implementation of the Mentors in Violence Prevention programme (MVP) delivered in three Scottish high schools during the 2012-13 school year: Port Glasgow and St Stephen’s High Schools in Inverclyde, and Portobello High School in Edinburgh. The project utilised a mixed methods approach to undertake a process and outcome evaluation to examine the effectiveness and acceptability of MVP from the perspective of staff, mentors, and mentees. The three primary research questions were: 1. What are pupils’ attitudes towards gender violence? 2.