ERIC Number: ED375357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Talking with Youth about Prevention: A Teaching Guide for Law Enforcement and Others.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.
As disproportionate victims of violence and crimes, young people need to know how to help themselves and their community. This guide is intended to aid law enforcement officers--and those who care about youth--as they teach young people the value of prevention, how to practice prevention, and how to lead prevention efforts. The guide features three major sections. Section one focuses on students in grades K-6 with information on self-protection, alcohol and other drug use, property crime and vandalism, gangs, traffic responsibility, and respect for police and the law. The next section, for students in grades 7-12, covers some shared territory at an age-appropriate level, as well as other issues: alcohol and other drugs, cults and gangs, motor vehicle responsibility, personal protection, and sexual assault prevention. Section three consists of building blocks: information on how to make presentations, how to handle disclosures of victimizations, and other matters. Each chapter contains a summary, a general discussion of the subject, detailed information on key issues, and points to teach children. The "Messages for Parents" section helps instructors shape presentations to adults about helping children grow up safer, and the "Sample Materials and Activities" provides starter ideas for parents. Also included is a "Resources" segment for further information. (RJM)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.