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promising and should be implemented on larger scales, she reinforced the need to rigorously evaluate the interventions and programs to document and facilitate the proactive translation of effective outcomes into global policy and practice.


Key issues raised in response to questions from the audience included the need to increase the focus on resiliency of individuals, communities, societies, and systems (and the cultural and historical factors that influence resiliency) to understand their possible roles as protective factors against the types of violence and the adverse outcomes described in the presentations. Awareness of the issue of the historical trauma of oppression by colonists through time and around the globe, as well as the healing role of restorative justice programs, was also raised as worthy of consideration in global violence prevention efforts.

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