Reducing corporal punishment of children: a call for a regional effort
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This paper has reviewed the case for action and sketched the outline of a community-based program to reduce the practice of corporal punishment at home and in schools in selected countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. This regional effort in only now beginning and, admittedly, its goal are almost as distant as the horizon. The authors are fully aware that the initiative has a quixotic quality; however, in the face of the violence crippling our communities, we are left with no other optionThis report will also be published in Spanish in the Bol. Oficina Sanit. Panam. Vol. 120(3), 1996
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