Archive for November, 2010
If you’re truly on tap with getting a handle on violence and what you can do to help stop it, one of the best things you can do is arm yourself with information pertaining to the many styles and faces of violence. Following are a few resources that you may want to check out as you build your knowledge base and your defense against this insidious crime in its various forms.Helping Teens Stop Violence: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents (Allan Creighton, Paul Kivel) is a text that is based on programs developed by the Oakland Men’s Project. It offers a proactive, multicultural approach to get to the roots of violent behavior. The activities and workshops described in the book explore how violence manifests in families and interpersonal relationships; how issues of race, gender, and age are elements to be considered; and how teens can work proactively to stop the violence that may surround them. Included are curricula for classrooms and other group settings, as well as strategies to support peer counselors.Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls’ Violence (Deborah Prothow-Stith, Howard R. Spivak) offers parents and teachers a resource to understand and prevent the increasing incidents of physical violence including hazing, brutality, fighting, weapons, murderwhen committed by young girls. The text was written by Drs. Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard R. Spivaktwo renowned Harvard- and Tufts-based experts on understanding and preventing youth violence. The book provides a plan to help our daughters and sisters become strong, confident, powerful, and independent young women without the need to act out in violent ways.STOP Domestic Violence: Innovative Skills, Techniques, Options, and Plans for Better Relationships: Group Leader’s Manual (David B. Wexler) is a manual for group leaders to teach effective and successful programs by the author’s internationally-recognized program by integrating cognitive behavioral skills and a client-centered, skill-building approach that emphasizes respect for the offender himself. Obviously effective for group leaders, but equally informative for anyone interested in better understanding the dynamics of domestic violence and helping the abusive male in the education and healing process.
November 29th, 2010