ERIC Number: ED367457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Let's Talk about Living in a World with Violence: An Activity Book for School-Age Children.
This activity book provides a direct, hands-on educational tool to help children ages 7-11 process their feelings, thoughts, and experiences as they relate to violence. The workbook is designed to: (1) foster a dialogue between child and adult as well as among children in group settings, while acknowledging the child's desire for privacy; (2) help children discover the meaning of violence, that fear is normal, and that there are things children can do to feel better and safer, with help from caring adults; and (3) encourage a strengthening of the relationships with community resources that can create positive change for children and families. The workbook incorporates a number of writing and drawing activities dealing with how violence makes a child feel, the various settings in which violence occurs, and what children can do about violence. It also includes a list of 44 children's books about children who are brave and strong in the face of death and violence. A brief guide for teachers, counselors, and other professionals containing a list of 19 additional resources accompanies the activity book. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Bibliotherapy, Childhood Attitudes, Coping, Death, Elementary Education, Emotional Response, Fear, Peace, Prosocial Behavior, Reading Materials, Safety, Violence, War, Workbooks
Erikson Institute, Children in Danger Resource Center, 420 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60611 (single copy, $10; 2-8 copies, $6 each; 10 or more copies, $5 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Erikson Inst. for Advanced Study in Child Development, Chicago, IL.