Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for Justice

Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for Justice

by Allan Creighton
     
 

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Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for Justice is a guide for adults who work with young people ages ten and up on issues related to youth leadership and social justice. It is also a training manual for adults who want to become effective allies to young people and develop the skills needed so that they can facilitate community building

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Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for Justice is a guide for adults who work with young people ages ten and up on issues related to youth leadership and social justice. It is also a training manual for adults who want to become effective allies to young people and develop the skills needed so that they can facilitate community building among youth. Adults are encouraged to see young people not as a problem but the key to the solution. The authors have decades of experience in youth education and social justice activism and provide a clear theoretical framework for their approach to social justice education. On the practical level, workshop guidelines and outlines are included for facilitating discussion and sharing around sensitive topics of oppression, the "isms" — racism, sexism, adultism — as well as gender issues, immigration, religion, ability and access. This program presents a positive framework that draws out the experience, strength, and idealism of young people while speaking to the issues they care about today.

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Library Journal
Teens are often misunderstood and written off as careless, worthless, and/or prone to violence. But there are adults who see them as vital members of society and want to help them overcome obstacles and achieve success. Creighton and Kivel (cofounders, Oakland Men's Project; coauthors, Making the Peace) have updated their 1992 publication, Helping Teens Stop Violence: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents, to bring it into the 21st century. Exercises, role-play activities, and agreements are still included, but it has been revised and expanded to include new sections on disabilities, religion, immigrants, and the environment. The authors' goals are to help adults help teens develop into effective community leaders and to help teens improve their lives. VERDICT Most parents will not be able to use this manual as intended, and even educators may find it difficult to devote the time needed to follow it completely. But many adults who work directly with teens in a controlled environment, such as a counseling center or a youth ministry program, will find value in this step-by-step guide.—Terry Christner, Hutchinson P.L., KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897935685
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Edition description:
20th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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