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Title: Core Curriculum in Preventing and Reducing School Violence and Vandalism, Course 4 - Interpersonal Relations - Participant Guide and Reference Notebook
Author(s): P Kaye; H Farr; A Fins; T Hausmann; T Orvell
Corporate Author: Ctr for Human Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Human Services
Chevy Chase, MD 20015
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-JS-AX-0019
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This four-part course examines school crises from the perspective of conflict management, with particular attention to gangs, victimology, and intercultural relations.
Abstract: The course is part of a 7-unit curriculum on reducing school violence and vandalism. In the initial session, participants analyze a case study and discuss four approaches to conflict. Useful tactics for creatively resolving conflicts are presented and then demonstrated by roleplaying. At the second meeting, students describe and assess conflict situations in their schools and then evaluate conflict management programs used in other schools. Two specialized seminars are outlined which focus on gangs and victims in the school setting. The discussion of gangs covers their power structure, psychology, methods of operating, and recent changes in character, such as an increase in violent and organized criminal activities. Sources of assistance in dealing with gangs in schools are described, as are containment and early intervention strategies. School-based approaches to curtail gang activities include regulations to lower the gang's visibility, steps to prevent staking out of turf, and controls on illegal activity. The seminar on victimology uses profiles of student and teacher victims to define characteristics, problems, and needs of victims. Guidelines for helping victims following an incident are presented, as well as techniques to assist victims to break the victimization cycle. Long-term programs to aid victims are also discussed. An outline of each session with suggested time limits is provided, along with worksheets, background materials, and references. An annotated bibliography of audiovisual materials is included. For other courses, see NCJ 69749-51, NCJ 69753-55. For Trainer's Guides, see NCJ 69756-62.
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Course materials; Instructional aids; Interpersonal relations; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; School vandalism; Schools; Student grievances; Victimology
Note: National School Resource Network
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