The Importance Of Violence Prevention

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Focusing on the primary level on violence prevention, the goal of my intervention is to help prevent onset of violence within children before they reach they at risk ages where they become more likely to commit a violent crime. I will do this by reducing the exposure to violence children experience, thus, reducing the occurrence rate of violent acts among today’s youth. To go about this, I will begin by reaching out to College Park Academy (CPA), a blended middle-high school, in Prince George’s county Maryland. My sample will be taken from the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), consisting of 35-50 members each year. CPA 's PTO meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:00 pm at school. (17) I will choose one meeting each academic …show more content…
Define risk and protective factors, and give examples on how to reduce or strengthen them.
2. Discuss ways to keep a positive relationship with children. DO’s and DO NOT’s.
3. Discuss tips on keeping good temperament and develop problem solving skills to avoid expressing angry and violent tendencies and behaviors,
4. Discuss substitutes of institutionalization, highlighting importance of counseling for children that act up.
The PowerPoint will increase knowledge of the dangers and consequences of exposing children to violence, how to prevent it, along with tips on managing their own temper so they don’t act violently around children. Much emphasis will be on risk factors – characteristics that increases the likelihood of the a person becoming a victim or perpetrator of violence, and protective factors – characteristics that decreases the likelihood of a person becoming a victim or perpetrator of violence or buffers against the effects of risk factors. By the end of the presentation the PTO members will be able to notice a child at risk, and will be more attentive to and cautious with at-risk children so that they may teach how to help develop positive anger management skills so that the child can express or manage their emotions in a non-violent manner. The PTO members will also learn how to promote a positive parent-child or teacher-student
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The questions will vary depending on the video shown, but answers should include information acquired from the PowerPoint presentation to prove that the audience gained information from the presentation and that the intervention was successful. Here are some sample questions based on Jimmy’s example case study:
• What role did Jimmy’s parents have on his violent behaviors?
• Name two protective factors that could have prevented Jimmy from getting involved in gangs or doing drugs.
• At which stage in Jimmy’s life did he most need professional counseling?
The purpose of this follow-up is to assess what the group learned from the presentation and video, if they learned anything. Reviewing the post-assessment questions brings me to the final topic of my intervention,

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