In Brief

The Web site of APA's early violence prevention project, ACT (Adults and Children Together) Against Violence, has won a Silver World Wide Web Health Award for its excellence as a health-oriented site for consumers and professionals from the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for health information. ACT, a project of APA and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is a national initiative emphasizing the importance of teaching and modeling violence prevention to children. The project includes a national media campaign and training for community professionals on how to teach violence prevention in their communities.

Its Web site--www.actagainstviolence.org--is an important component of the project that offers parents, teachers and other professionals information in both English and Spanish on child development, parenting, managing anger, development of aggression, resolving conflict, positive discipline and reducing exposure to media violence.

Visitors to the site can view or listen to ACT public service announcements and download or order ACT publications, such as booklets and brochures. Since its launch in 2001, the ACT Web site has had more than 650,000 visitors and more than 9 million hits.

--J. CHAMBERLIN

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The ACT site competed with 286 other Web sites for the honor; judges rated sites on information accuracy, success in reaching the intended audience and overall quality. For more information about the WWW Health Awards, visit www.healthawards.com. For more information and updates on ACT, visit www.actagainstviolence.org.