First peer: The goals proposed were to reduce homicides, fire-arm related, bullying, child mistreatment, sexual violence, violence from coworkers, psychological abuse, self-harm, and the exposure of children to violence. I appreciate that considerable goals and thought were placed on those, other than the victim, affected by violence. Most often cycles of violence are perpetrated by intergeneration violence. That which was observed by children mimicked and displayed to their own children when they grow up. With children having greater access to violent movies, games, and television, violence is often downplayed and normalized amongst families and communities. Perpetuated violence escalates in their personal and professional lives. The most important goal in determining the effects of violence is an improvement in the reporting and coding of violence for unified measurement and tracking.
second peer: The goals identified by Healthy People 2020 that are related to reducing violence is progressed to achieve these objectives can save thousands of lives, reduce the suffering of victims and their families, and decrease the financial cost to the law enforcement and healthcare systems. The role that nurses can and do play in violence prevention is critical and extends beyond just caring for victims to also include preventing violence before it happens. Bullying can have serious health, physical, and psychological effects on the student who bullies, the student who is bullied, or the student who both bullies and is bullied. School nurses can educate students and staff and advocate for student support. Also, include examining school rules and using behavior management techniques and social-emotional learning in the classroom and throughout the school to detect and provide consequences for bullying.