Pathways to Peace : Forty Steps to a Less Violent America

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2000-02-01
Publisher(s): Alexander Books
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Forty steps to a less violent America. With practical guidelines that range from bullyproofing children to exploring the essence of peacemaking, this book offers timely insights and constructive resources for decreasing violence in our homes, schools, and communities.

Author Biography

Victor La Cerva, MD, has been actively working in violence prevention for more than ten years. The father of two daughters and an avid practitioner of Aikido, he is currently medical director of the Family Health Bureau of the New Mexico Department of Health, and holds a clinical faculty appointment with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Medical School.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Opening Thoughtsp. 13
The Way of Realityp. 15
Stop the Violets!
Visualize Whirled Peas
Women Who Seek to Be Equal to Men Lack Ambition
Instant Fool: Just Add Alcohol
I Have PMS and a Handgun ... Any Questions?
Some Men Break More Than Their Girlfriends' Hearts
Aqui Estamos, Aqui Quedamos, Non Nos Vamos
Turn It Off and Tune In
The Way of Confusionp. 41
My, How Times Have Changed!
Children Should Be Seen, Heard, and Believed
Minds Are Like Parachutes: They Function Only When Open
If You Don't Know Where You're Headed, You'll End Up Someplace Else
The Way of Acceptancep. 57
Ten Steps to Personal Power
Appreciate the Anatomy of Anger
Color the Flow of Grief
Clarify the Cloak of Fear
Explore the Essence of Joy
Produce Less Stress
Tame the Wild Horse of Mind
Attend to the Spiritual
Nurture Your Healing Self
Commit to Communicate
Establish a Place of Peace Within
The Way of the Peacemakerp. 99
Ten Steps to Family Peace
Practice Positive Discipline
Expand Emotional Fluency
Approach Conflict with a Win-Win Attitude
Create Connections
Emphasize Essential Values
Minimize Media Exposure
Avoid Victimization
Keep Celebrating Diversity
Engage in Bullyproofing
Reinforce Resiliency
The Way of Creativityp. 151
Ten Steps to Community Involvement
Create More Kodak Moments in the Community Commons
Reach Out and Mentor Someone
Envision Schools As Caring Communities
Act on the Assumption That Schools Deserve to Be Safe
Transcend Traditional Beliefs
Invent New Forms of Compassionate Service
Value People in the Workplace
Invite Collaborative Business "Ventures"
Team Up for Crisis Intervention
Yield to the Need for Arks of Peace
The Way To Understandp. 189
Ten Steps through the Consciousness of Culture
Underscore Universal Support
Neutralize Gun Violence
Demonstrate to Educate
Enlighten the Media
Reinvent Friendship, Restitution, and Pilgrimage
Staff a National Peacekeeping Corps
Teach Men to Talk
Apply Mediation Anytime and Everywhere
Nurture a Peaceable Imagination
Declare Your Intentions
The Way Of Changep. 233
From Doing Time to Doing Peace
Forging New Trails
Technical Referencesp. 241
Indexp. 243
About the Authorp. 253
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