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10 facts on violence prevention

Sebastian, 8, participates in a special program for students with discipline problems and troubled home lives located in La Ceja, AntioquĂ­a, Colombia.
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People can benefit from violence prevention programmes in schools

Proven and promising violence prevention strategies focused on individuals include pre-school enrichment programmes during early childhood (ages 3-5 years), life skills training and social development programmes for children aged 6-18 years, and assisting high-risk adolescents and young adults to complete schooling and pursue courses of higher education and vocational training.

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