ERIC Number: ED472640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Understanding the Human Volcano: What Teens Can Do about Violence.
Anger and violence among children has moved from the streets to the schools, with tragic, and well-documented, results. This book addresses anger and violence among children and is, in essence, an anger-management course for teens, written at about an eighth-grade level. Part 1, "The Problems of Violence in Our World," explores human violence. It broadly defines violence; identifies ways violent behavior is manifested; and addresses the causes, characteristics, and consequences of human violence in general and teen violence in particular. Part 2, "What You Can Do to Reduce Violence in Our World," addresses ways teens can defuse and cope with anger and violence. It offers practical measures to take in reducing violence in relationships, at school, and in the community. It provides specific procedures for, among other things, avoiding becoming a victim, developing anger-management and conflict-resolution skills, dealing with bullying, handling loss and grief, practicing tolerance, and working in the community to prevent violence. The guidelines in this book are delivered through narration, anecdotes, relevant quotes from teens, checklists, and scores of illustrations. It contains a list of websites that cover violence prevention and an index. (WFA)
Descriptors: Anger, Behavioral Objectives, Bullying, Child Safety, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Response, Prevention, School Security, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Violence
Hazelden, 15245 Pleasant Valley Rd., P.O. Box 11, Center City, MN 55012-0011 (Order no. 1613: $16). Tel: 651-213-4000; Tel: 800-257-7810 (Toll Free); Fax: 651-213-4411; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.hazelden.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Illustrations by L. K. Hanson.