ERIC Number: ED415300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Peace. A 15-Session Violence Prevention Curriculum for Young People. First Edition.
Kivel, Paul; Creighton, Allan
The "Making the Peace" curriculum is a complete program offering everything needed to address violence prevention in the classroom, after-school program, residential program for youth, or juvenile justice setting. The curriculum can be adapted to various time frames and parts may be incorporated into social studies, health, or other courses. Working with young people can help reduce the social inequality at the roots of most violence and restore the human integrity that violence denies. It begins with five sessions that introduce basic concepts of violence and prevention and provide a framework of safety and respect for the class. These five sessions are the groundwork for the next six sessions that examine the particular forms violence can take. Sessions 6 and 7 look at alternatives to intra- and interracial violence and anti-Semiticism. Session 8 explores the economic roots of some violence. Sessions 9 and 10 look at gender relationships and violence toward women, and Session 11 examines strategies for reducing gun-related violence. The last four sessions focus on healing from past experiences of violence and on youth leadership in making the peace. Fourteen exercises for the student to do alone are included. (Contains 22 handouts and 47 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Conflict Resolution, Economic Factors, Guns, Juvenile Justice, Leadership, Prevention, Racial Discrimination, School Safety, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Violence, Youth Programs
Hunter House, Inc., Publishers, P.O. Box 2914, Alameda, CA 94501-0914 ($24.95); fax: 510-865-4295; toll-free phone: 800-266-5592.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Oakland Men's Project, CA.