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A Youth Leader’s Guide to Building Cultural Competence

Meet the challenges of providing HIV/STD and sexuality education to culturally diverse groups. Using a four-step model, this resource helps build the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to reach all groups of young people. Focuses on African American, Latino and lesbian, gay and bisexual teens. This publication was funded through a cooperative agreement (U63/CCU302752) with the Division of Adolescent and School Health, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (continue)

Making the Peace: A 15-Session Violence Prevention Program for Young People

This book is written to help young people break away from violence, develop self-esteem, and regain a sense of community. It provides exercises, role-plays, in-class handouts, homework sheets, and discussion guidelines to explore issues such as dating violence, gangs, interracial tensions, suicide, sexual harassment, and the social roots of violence. The 15-session program has three parts: The Roots of Violence; Race, Class, and Gender; and Making the Peace Now. (continue)

Teacher Quality Citizen ChoiceWork Guide

Most people would agree that you can't have good schools without good teachers, and that it's crucial to ensure there is a quality teacher in every classroom. This Citizen ChoiceWork Guide (and video) is an effort to generate ideas about how to do that, beginning with these ideas: require more thorough preparation for those who want to be teachers; improve the working environment for teachers in the classroom; and attract more talented people to the field and get the most out of them through better pay and smarter incentives. (continue)

Safe Place to Learn

The full title of this 39-page report is "Safe Place to Learn: Consequences of Harassment Based on Actual or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Non-Conformity and Steps for Making Schools Safer." Produced by the California Safe Schools Coalition and the 4-H Center for Youth Development, the report is the largest-ever study of harassment in schools based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and it shows that this is a widespread, dangerous and preventable problem. (continue)

Active Citizenship: Empowering America's Youth

This curriculum introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and values of responsible citizenship in the context of analyzing and solving real school and community problems. Contains 17 lessons with extensions including a group project in which students identify a real political problem, research related issues, and propose a solution. (continue)

Mediation: An Alternative That Works

This 30-minute video is great for introducing and winning support for a peer mediation effort, especially at the middle school and upper elementary level. It was developed and produced by award-winning student mediators and their peer mediation coordinator from Forest Park Middle School, Springfield, MA, USA. It is set in a diverse urban middle school, and the voiceover and narration are by students. (continue)

Teaching Methods Citizen ChoiceWork Guide

Are the 'tried and true' teaching methods that we grew up with the best way to help today's kids learn, or are there new, innovative approaches that work better? This Citizen ChoiceWork Guide (and video) takes a look at two school districts that use different teaching methods in their schools. (continue)

Student Advocacy for University Anti-Bias Policies that Include Sexual Orientation: How to Stop Campus Administrators from Passing the Buck

Eradicate discrimination and harassment on your campus. With the help of this publication, you can make sure that your college or university has strong and effective protections for gay and lesbian members of your campus community. (continue)

Adventures in Peacemaking: A Conflict Resolution Guide for School-Age Programs

Designed to meet the unique needs of afterschool programs, camps, and recreation centers, this guide contains hundreds of hands-on, engaging activities that teach basic conflict resolution skills through cooperative challenges, drama, crafts, music and even cooking. Also included are easy-to-implement strategies and tips for providers to both reduce conflict in their programs and to intervene effectively when conflict does occur. Adventures in Peacemaking blends ESR's innovative conflict resolution curricula with Project Adventure's activity-based programming. (continue)

Neighborhood Schools and Student Diversity Choicework guide

Most families would like to send their children to good, safe schools close to home yet feel it's important for children of different backgrounds to go to school together so they can expand their horizons by learning about each other's cultures. How do we balance these competing values? This Citizen ChoiceWork Guide (and video) from Public Agenda examines three hypothetical communities, each one taking a different approach: focus on academics and not diversity; pursue diversity through school policies; and pursue integration and diversity in the community, not through the schools. (continue)

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