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RSTJ0201 – Restorative Justice: Classroom Activities

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Secondary Grade Level) This document contains a series of worksheets for use by students. The activities include a series of question and answer activities, a classroom activity focused on a case study, and similar group-based activities involving role-play based on case studies. NOTE: This document includes an answer key for the…

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RSTJ0101 – Restorative Justice: Introduction

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Teachers, Secondary Grade Level) This document is a brief introduction to the topic of restorative justice. It offers a basic definition, outlines its nature, and gives some examples of its application, including in the youth criminal justice system. The document also lists a number of sources for further…

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NEWC0102 – Newcomers: Questions and Answers

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Secondary Grade Level) This document contains a series of questions and answers aimed at newcomer students. Topics include: culture conflict, parents and stress, parent control and discipline, police and the law, loneliness, succeeding in school, climate and weather, and fears. Students who are not newcomers may find the information…

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NEWC0101 – Newcomers: Class Activities

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Teachers, Secondary Grade Level) This document contains suggestions for a number of class activities based around the topic of newcomers. The objective is for students to learn more about newcomers, including culture and world view, and for newcomer students to become more integrated with their fellow students while upholding…

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GNGS0202 – Gangs: Novel Study – Character Profile

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Teachers, Secondary Grade Level) This activity is designed to be used with the novel of your choice (Outsiders, Durango Street, etc.). Students identify the risk factors and protective factors associated with gang involvement while analyzing a character from a book they are reading. (A character from any work of…

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GNGS0201 – Gangs: Defining Gangs

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Secondary Grade Level) This activity directs the student to an understanding of what a gang is by comparing the legal definition of a gang to other definitions. Students synthesize their understanding by coming up with their own definition. This activity is suitable for individuals or small groups, with an…

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GNGS0101 – Gangs: Overview

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Teachers) This backgrounder will help you better understand what a gang is, who is at risk, how people become involved in gangs, and the dangers of being involved.

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FMVL0108 – Family Violence: Actions and Resources

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Teachers) This document offers concrete suggestions for actions to be taken by educators, men, and all citizens to prevent family violence. It also lists contact information for organizations, and resources such as books and services available to educators and victims of family violence.

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FMVL0107 – Family Violence: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Teachers) This document describes the cycle of violence, and how abusive environments harm children now and in their futures. It also offers some advice to educators on how to talk to a child when a parent is convicted of domestic violence.

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FMVL0106 – Family Violence: Child Abuse, Reporting and the Law

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

(Intended For: Teachers) This document details what educators should do if they suspect child abuse. This includes an outline of what the law says about reporting including the “duty to report”, how educators have traditionally responded, and a disclosure checklist to use should you need to contact child protection. Directions for…

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