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Violence Reduction Facilitated by KEYS Academy and Options HS with the ARISE Foundation
Objective, Essential Question, and Product We will learn how to deal with daily violence in our surroundings. EQ: How can violence affect our everyday lives? I will identify techniques to help me deal with violence in my surroundings.
Your Presenter… A member of the faculty or staff at KEYS Academy or Options HS Internationally Certified in Life Skills through the ARISE Foundation
Rules for Training Participation is crucial No wrong/stupid answers Respect one another No talking while others talk, No rude comments or noises Wait until you’re called upon
Why we’re here… Because we have to be To learn some skills that will carry over into adulthood To learn more about ourselves
How we’re going to do it… Discussion Everyone participates Some, very little lecture Activity or activities Some Conclusions
Ice Breaker What is an ice breaker? Definition of an ice breaker: An activity used to lighten the mood and or get participants warmed up to the idea of interaction
Topic of the Day: Violence Reduction Is there too much violence in the media? Do TV and movies make people buy products with violent messages, like music and magazines? Why do people enjoy watching “bloods-and-gut” movies? Should we tone down kids’ programs that show cartoon characters being hit over the head or run over?
Topic of the Day: Violence Reduction What are some violent messages that can be received from television, movies, magazines and video games? Do you think people go out and become violent when they see these images? How is violence promoted in the music you listen to?
Definition of “Violence” According to Merriam Webster: – The use of force in a way that harms a person or property. – Great force or energy especially of a destructive kind.
Activity 1: Media Violence Messages List some violent messages give by TV, movies and videos. The first one is an example. For these purposes don’t worry about grammar and spelling. Just do the best you can. The main idea is for you to participate.
What do you think? What are your views of violence in the media? Discuss your answer with the rest of the group. Yeas or No: q There is too much violence. It should be limited. Yes or No: q If we do this, are we giving up freedom?
ACTIVITY 2: Cycle of Violence What do you think of the phrase… § “violence causes more violence”
Conclusions Steps to Avoid Violence 1. Recognize situations or events that are likely to escalate into violence. 2. If you can't control your anger, get away. Take a time out. 3. Think about the options and consequences of your actions. For example, hitting someone could result in suspension from school or injury. 4. Respond with your HEAD – not your fists, threats, or weapons.