ERIC Number: ED452317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teens on Target Violence Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6-12.
Becker, Marla G.; Calhoun, Deane
This curriculum is designed to help schools implement programs to prevent violence among students in grades 6-12. It is a six-session, school based curriculum intended for adolescents who are living in communities experiencing high rates of violence. It is facilitated by trained Teens on Target (TNT) members/peer educators, young people who are supervised by one or more adults trained in violence prevention. The goal of TNT is to train urban youth who are at risk of being victims or perpetrators of violent crimes, injuries, and deaths to become health advocates for violence prevention. This curriculum is founded on the principle that individuals most impacted by violence must be involved in developing the solutions to the problem. TNT members implement the curriculum in their communities and in the middle schools they attended as children; they combine public health data and their personal experiences in attempts to reach their peers. The program provides peer education on violence prevention; educates professionals on the impact of violence and strategies for change; informs the media on solutions, impact, and causes of violence; provokes policymakers to take action to prevent violence; and provides constructive role models for youth. The six sessions include: youth preventing violence; preventing gun violence; preventing gang violence; preventing family and dating violence; and the connection between alcohol, drugs, and violence. Contains a resource guide with brief reviews of printed, video, and electronic violence prevention materials. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Comprehensive School Health Education, Family Violence, Guns, Health Promotion, Intermediate Grades, Secondary Education, Student Behavior, Substance Abuse, Urban Areas, Violence
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421-0311. Tel: 763-781-0088; Web site: http://www.educationalmedia.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: S. H. Cowell Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Metropolitan Life Foundation.; San Francisco Foundation, CA.; Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, San Francisco, CA.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Oakland Unified School District, CA.; Public Welfare Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Youth ALIVE, Oakland, CA.