NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Youth Violence Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Youth Violence. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our Bully
This B.C. organization offers online assistance to schools who are attempting
to raise students' awareness of the problems of bullying. Resources include
information about bullying (what it is, common characteristics, what makes
a bully, what schools can do, and more) as well as news stories about bullies.
A grade 4-12 lesson plan designed to help students identify personal management
styles and to develop an awareness of strategies used in each conflict management
This site has information and resources on gang intervention and prevention,
history and identification, warning signs, tips, and descriptions of street
and Violence in the Schools
A brief article describing the two ways in which drugs play a part in youth
Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools
This U.S. Department of Education guide contains information intended to
help schools identify early indicators of potentially dangerous student behaviour
and to develop prevention, intervention and crisis response plans. The guide
can be browsed or downloaded.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Prepared by the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force, this information
is applicable to cities and small towns through Canada and the U.S. The content
addresses general questions about gangs. For example: Who are gangs?, What
is gang activity?, What is gang structure and common identifiers?, and What
can schools do to help?
Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council is an independent, voluntary council
of Canadians whose goal is to develop strategies to empower individuals and
their communities to improve their safety, security and well-being. The above
link will take you to their site map where you can browse through a wide selection
of topics and articles. We have also established links to following six pages
in their site which are particularly relevant for K-12 schools.
Preventing Youth Violence
This website is a guide to community programs to prevent youth violence.
The two links below are related subject matter.
in Schools An article discussing the characteristics of gangs, their
impact on schools and the school response.
the Brutality? An investigation into why gangs try to inflict intense
pain, bodily harm, or even to kill.
Gangs: A Guide to Community Awareness.
San Luis Obispo County Gang Task Force provides information about gangs
and indicators of gang association. Also, they suggest ways parents can discuss
these issues with their children.
Strategies To Avoid Harm at School
This document is the results of a national American survey of 6504 students
in grade 6 through 12 on student strategies to avoid harm at school.
Violent and Nonviolent Methods to Solve Problems
A lesson plan for grades 7-12 which encourages students to compare the
differences in violent and nonviolent strategies used during a game.
in the Schools
A publication written for secondary school teachers describing three majors
issues and a number of intervention strategies. The issues discussed are:
Female Fighting, Gangs and Violence, and Drugs and Violence. The intervention
strategies include: Respect, Tips for Creating a Peaceful Classroom, How to
Intervene, and Peer Mediation.
Pacific Center in California has information about what are the root causes
for youth violence and has a number of fact sheets. Examples of fact sheets
available are: Cost of Violence, Girls and Violence, Violence Facts, Youth
Crime, Youth Incarceration, and Youth Violence: Facts in Brief. Other information
related to violence is available.
An index listing a number of issues of importance to teachers regarding
youth violence. Each page has information relating to these issues and were
developed as notes for staff workshops. Examples of issues presented are:
Tips for Teacher's Safety, Peacebuilders, Interventions for Violent Adolescents,
Basic Approaches to Violence, Violence Free Classrooms, Gang Signs and Symbols
This on-line brochure from the American Psychological Association covers
the following topics briefly: reasons for violence; recognizing violence warning
signs in others; what you can do; dealing with anger; are you at risk; controlling
your own risk for violent behaviour; and violence against self.
An this ERIC meta-list with links organized into the following sections:
Defining Youth Violence, Targeting Gang Violence, Substance Abuse, National
Programs, Community Programs, School & Parent Resources, and Publications.
Violence and Youth Gangs: Responding to Community Concerns
Published by the Solicitor General of Canada, these pages give you the
choice of downloading a copy of the document or scrolling down the page to
read it on-line. "This how to manual describes an overview of the issue. the
nature and extent of collective youth violence, as well as describing various
approaches for mobilizing your community to plan for and respond to youth
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content
in Youth Violence. For other resources in Health, Nutrition, and Personal Planning
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