Training Teachers to Prevent Violence Against Children: The First Line Against Family Violence

  • Elisabetta BiffiEmail author


Within the framework laid down by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for the respect and fulfilment of children’s right to be free from all forms of violence, this chapter focuses on the role of teachers and educators in promoting and defending children from violence. Firstly, this chapter discusses the international strategies underpinning the battle against violence towards children as a necessary prerequisite to defining the key part to be played by teachers. Subsequently, the chapter focuses on the specific role of schools in promoting children’s rights and preventing violence against children. Finally, the chapter looks at the specific training required by teachers if they are to effectively contribute to the battle against violence.


Children’s rights Violence against children Teachers training Family violence Education 


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  1. 1.University of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly

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