Psychological Intervention To Break The Cycle Of Violence And Accelerate Public Safety, Security And Development (With Special Reference To Africa)

Chioma Ihuoma Igboegwu


Pervasive and unrelenting violence threatens the safety and security of women and children, present day survival and collective future of the people in various communities and nations, across the globe. This tragic crisis has become one of the most serious issues compelling the increasing attention of governments, at all levels, scholars in traumatic stress studies, psychology, psychiatry, contemporary medicine, human development, military and police administrators. Countries and communities are being destroyed by violence. Images and accounts of violence pervade the media; it is on the streets, homes, schools, workplaces and institutions. It has become a universal scourge that tears at the fabric of society. In a world desperate to comprehend, address and arrest the seemingly ever-enlarging explosion of violence and its psychological aftermath, the Three-Dimensional Psychological Intervention Strategy (3-DPIS) Model has been developed to explain the underlying factors that perpetuate violence in society and the 3-DPIS Model to holistically address these factors and break the vicious circle (Igboegwu, 2016).

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