ERIC Number: ED391859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Project VIP. Violence Is Preventable. Level 1.
Stevens, Doug; Keller, Amy
Project VIP (Violence Is Preventable) is a comprehensive research-based program designed to help children and young adults make smart choices about violence. It emphasizes the use of student-centered approaches to help develop strategies for conflict resolution and for avoiding violence. The student book is a workbook with a number of activities; the "Leader's Guide" provides resources the teacher or leader can use to implement the project effectively. Level 1, aimed at students aged 8 to 12 years, introduces violence and its causes and effects. Students learn conflict resolution strategies and practice them in age-appropriate activities. Awareness of media coverage of violence is included. The "Leader's Guide" contains a letter introducing the program to parents, support for the student book, and a reproducible certificate of achievement for program completers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emotional Response, Interpersonal Communication, Prevention, Problem Solving, Violence, Workbooks, Youth Programs
The Bureau for At-Risk Youth, 645 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 (sold in sets of 25 workbooks with a "Leader's Guide" at $69.95 each set for 1 to 5 sets; $64.95 each set for 6 to 12 sets; $61.95 each set for 13-24 sets; and $59.95 each set for 25 sets or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau for At-Risk Youth, Huntington, NY.