ERIC Number: ED415301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Days of Respect. Organizing a School-Wide Violence Prevention Program.
Cantor, Ralph; Kivel, Paul; Creighton, Allan
The Days of Respect program is a collaboration of students, parents, and teachers working together to end verbal, emotional, sexual, and physical harassment and abuse in the school community by bringing people together to plan, train each other, and then to facilitate a multi-day school-wide Days of Respect. The program achieves its goals by cultivating a school-wide commitment to respectful behavior. Students are the keys to the Days of Respect program, and they are expected to take leadership in all parts of the work. This manual provides all the information needed to organize a Days of Respect program. Implementing a Days of Respect program is described through the following steps: (1) presenting the idea to the administration and staff; (2) choosing organizers and creating a steering committee; (3) conducting surveys and creating an assembly committee; (4) creating a provisional plan and beginning the assembly process; (5) conducting a presentation for teachers; (6) finalizing the plan; (7) selecting students for the assembly and small groups; (8) training the steering committee; (9) training facilitators; (10) conducting the Days of Respect event; and (11) holding a followup meeting and making continuation plans. Attachments include handouts, exercises, letters, and surveys for program development. (SLD)
Descriptors: Assembly Programs, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, High School Students, High Schools, Leadership, Prevention, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Safety, Student Participation, Training, Violence
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Men's Project, CA.