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EDUC 3320. This course is designed to give you an understanding of school violence and increase intervention strategies. The course provides an overview of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression. The correlation and impact of the media, community and family upon violence are investigated. You will gain an understanding of identification and intervention approaches to working with out-of-control behaviors. In addition, information about the national resources available for both parents and teachers is covered. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of violence and the motivations behind its use, as well as specific strategies to minimize the occurrence of violence in the school and community.