The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.
During this weeklong national education initiative, various activities will demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer.
With the support of several national premier youth-serving organizations, each day of the week will focus on a specific violence prevention strategy. These include promoting respect and tolerance, anger management, resolving conflicts peacefully, supporting safety, and uniting in action. Campaign “Strategy Sponsors”, including the Teaching Tolerance, American School Counselor Association, Association For Conflict Resolution, National Youth Court Center, and Youth Service America, will offer activities, information, and spokespersons to support each day’s focus.
The violence prevention week includes the following focus days for prevention strategies:
Day 1: Promote Respect and Tolerance, Sponsored by Teaching Tolerance
Day 2: Manage Your Anger, Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association
Day 3: Resolve Conflicts Peacefully, Sponsored by the Association For Conflict Resolution
Day 4: Support Safety, Sponsored by the National Youth Court Center
Day 5: Unite in Action, Sponsored by Youth Service America
Research shows that sexual violence can jeopardize housing options for many victims and survivors. Additionally, research has found that a lack of affordable, safe housing can create risk factors for both sexual violence victimization and perpetration. This webinar will draw from available research and discuss the interconnectedness of sexual violence and housing especially in rural areas. Participants will have an opportunity to hear how the Spectrum of Prevention can be used as a blueprint for community-based housing advocacy strategies.
The U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
National Hazing Prevention Week 2010 is from September 20 - 24!
The National Hazing Prevention Week is observed on campuses and within organizations and includes a variety of activities including: brown bag discussions among faculty, movie showings, training for organizational and team leaders and the signing of anti-hazing pledges. Some programs plan activities for the entire week while others plan one or two meaningful events.
The goal of National Hazing Prevention Week is to prevent hazing from happening by educating parents, faculty, students, community members, police and others so they can more easily recognize hazing - and most importantly, so that they have the skills to intervene when hazing does occur.
As the national online community dedicated to advancing primary prevention of sexual violence and intimate partner violence, PreventConnect hosts a series of popular web conferences. These web conferences are lively discussions where participants engage with guests to explore a wide range of prevention topics.
The theme for the web conference series in 2010 will be Changing Norms to Prevent Sexual Violenceand Intimate Partner Violence. PreventConnect's key partner, Prevention Institute, will lead the web conferences to explore specific strategies to change the norms that contribute to sexual violence, intimate partner violence and teen dating violence. Each web conference will investigate one of the five norms identified by Prevention Institute as contributing to violence against women.
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