Dating violence questionnaire
In the last session, students will review the attitudes and behaviors they learned, provide feedback, and learn about available resources.
Wellspring will provide workshops for out-of-school youth and community residents.Youth Peace will also help participants develop partnerships with adults and appropriate community agencies.Participating students will have the opportunity to lead segments of the school-based workshops and to conduct interviews with the out-of-school youth and community adults.The 7th grade curriculum will include seven coeducational and three single sex sessions.The coed sessions will cover such issues as learned behavior and the impact of media messages about violence and abuse of power.The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) will develop and coordinate a local media campaign to promote awareness of teen dating violence in our selected community.
The Be Sharp - Date Smart campaign will support attitudes and behaviors that prevent teen dating violence.
Youth Peace will use educational posters and discussions guides dealing with teen dating violence, highlight the link between alcohol and violence, and promote youth activism in violence prevention.
The program will train students to become peer educators and support them in developing a youth activism project; e.g., development of peer counselors, creation of a theater or arts project about dating violence, etc.
Metropolitan Family Services (Metro) will provide a ten-session dating violence curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students at the three elementary schools.
Using a variety of techniques such as role play, videos, creative expression, structured exercises, an anonymous "question box," and practice of new skills, the sessions will engage students in discussion of real life situations related to healthy and abusive relationships.
This project is generously supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention, grant number US4/CCU514166-01.