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United in Action

In this final post in our Youth Violence Prevention Week series, we are called to Unite in Action. We are called to create “a positive sense of community and developing concern for others.” Not only does this instill youth with qualities beyond violence prevention, but they learn to develop compassion, care, and concern for others….
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Support Safety

Today, for Youth Violence Prevention Week, we Support Safety. The purpose of this day is “to [teach] each student, staff, and the community about specific safety initiatives. Some of the issues that can fall under this strategy include preventing school violence by informing adults about specific threats, avoiding risky behaviors such as playing with guns,…
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Resolve Conflicts Peacefully

In today’s post for Youth Violence Prevention Week, we emphasize resolving conflict peacefully. Instead of violent outbursts, this day teaches to prevent “violence by enabling young people to deal with conflict in a productive way. By teaching kids how to manage their conflicts, they will learn how to de-escalate potentially violent situations before they get…
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Mange Your Anger

As we continue our recognition of Youth Violence Prevention Week, today we focus on managing anger and finding a “way to prevent anger from leading to violence.” Anger is a natural emotion that we all have. Some manage their anger much better than others, but for those who lose control of their emotions the consequences…
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Youth Violence Prevention Week {March 19 – 23, 2012}

For me, high school was four years ago, but there are many things that I can remember as if they happened yesterday. The things that I remember the most are, of course, the good times with friends at lunch, after school, or on the weekends. Football games, dances, parties, and graduation. All of these times…
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