Excerpts from Breathing Underwater are used in the Liz Claiborne curriculum.
In our school district, this book is mandatory summer reading for all ninth graders.
Luckily, many great tools exist to get schools started. This comprehensive, best-practices model includes everything from how to implement a school-wide dating violence policy to teaching students how to be leaders in preventing dating violence.Using literature and poetry, the high school program provides teachers with tools to teach about this sensitive subject and is intended to be taught in either health or English and language arts classes.The newly revised edition contains updated details on digital abuse, fresh stories and additional resources.And there is no one comprehensive curriculum that covers all the subtopics.Therefore it is necessary to utilize various materials as we teach this topic.The following is a list of curriculum materials that have been used with success by health teachers. In our school district in Rhode Island, we teach the first three sessions in eighth grade and the remainder of the sessions in grade nine. Safe This program consists of 3 parts: SUPPPORT GROUP MANUAL (24 week curriculum for youth victims who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, or abusive dating relationships).Safe Dates, An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum Hazelden Publishing 1-800-257-7800 This curriculum is research based and considered a Model Program by the National Registry of Effective Programs and it is on the list of Exemplary & Promising Programs of Samhsa, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration. This is an excellent curriculum for a support group which should be run by a school mental health professional or community agency mental health professional (social workers, psychologists, guidance).The authors, Break the Cycle and Hazelden Publishing, are trusted in violence prevention, advocacy and evidence-based youth programming.By combining their top resources, these two organizations are able to offer a comprehensive, best-practices model that empowers educators and students to make a difference.If this book is then discussed in English class, it is advisable for English teachers to be trained in the topic of dating violence. Gift of Fear By Gavin De Becker This book can be used as a resource tool for teachers, and Chapters 1 and 4 (ex Parking Lot Scenario and Girl on a Plane) could be used when teaching about victimization.It also can be used in Advisory, read by teacher who is trained in tdv topic and discussed. Leslie’s Journal By Allan Stratton Annick Press Go to lesson plan that accompanies the book. Things Change By Patrick Jones (librarian) Realistic fiction for high school. It is not advisable for students to read this book.