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Domestic Violence: Kids Are Victims, Too – Teacher Resources

Teacher resource created by Tracey Eatherton, Ed. D.

Grade Level: 9-12

Students will learn to

  • Explain lasting effects of domestic violence on children
  • Identify factors contributing to both a positive and a negative environment for a child to experience
  • Analyze strategies for creating a positive environment for children
  • Identify warning signs of an abusive relationship
  • Categorize examples of abusive behavior by type of abuse
  • Identify successful strategies for breaking the abuse cycle

This documentary aims to educate our students about the impact of domestic violence on children, and how experiencing this trauma often carries lifelong impact. The video shares perspectives of adults who have experienced domestic violence during their childhood and the efforts required to regain control over their own lives. Viewers will also gain insight on strategies for identifying a domestic violence situation, and better understand the cycle of abuse that typically occurs, as well as how to break the cycle. This work includes several testimonials from adults sharing what their childhood was like enduring this family dysfunction. It should be noted that since these testimonies are very personal and emotional there is language included that otherwise would have been edited out. Woven within these stories is professional commentary so that participants can understand how domestic violence can or already has impacted their lives.

 

How Many ACEs Are You Holding? – Teacher Resources

How Many ACEs are You Holding?  teacher resource was created by Kristi Hodson; Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher; Carthage High School

Grade Level: 9-12

Students will learn to:

  • Identify 10 types of childhood traumas and their impact on mental and physical health.
  • Examine the roles, stresses and responsibilities that come with parenting.
  • Describe the positive and negative development of self-concept and self-esteem.

This documentary aims to educate our students about the topic of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Most educators, counselors and school administrators have, at this point, participated in a professional development presentation including information about ACEs. Now it is time for the students to understand the impact of the generational cycle of family dysfunction specific to the 10 ACEs studied. This work includes several testimonials from adults sharing what their childhood was like enduring this family dysfunction. It should be noted that since these testimonies are very personal and emotional there is language included that otherwise would have been edited out. Woven within these stories is professional commentary so that participants can understand how these ACEs can or is already impacting their lives.

Elements Series: Parenting Under The Influence – Teacher Resources

Parenting Under the Influence teacher resource was created by Kristi Hodson; Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher; Carthage High School

Grade Level: 9-12

Students will learn to:

  • Identify effects of substance use and abuse related to pregnancy and fetal development.
  •  Identify chemical risk factors that influence parenting practices.
  • Identify consequences and struggles associated with substance use and abuse.

Elements Series: Life-Line Teacher Resource

The Life-Line teacher resource was created by Kristi Hodson; Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher; Carthage High School

Grade Level: 9-12

Students will:

  • Identify how current behaviors affect their ability to be a parent now and in the future.
  • Identify a variety of support elements that make parents successful.
  • Identify consequences and struggles associated with an unplanned pregnancy.

The Life Sentence Teacher Resource

The Life Sentence teacher resource was created by Kristi Hodson (Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher, Carthage High School), is now available.

Grade Level: 9-12

Students will:

  • Identify physical, social, emotional (mental), and legal / financial consequences of shaken baby syndrome for families and society.
  • Identify factors (stressors) that are present to cause one to shake a baby.
  • Explore reasons why babies cry.
  • Explore various methods for soothing a baby when it’s crying.
  • Develop a strategy for what to do when alone with a baby that won’t stop crying.

 

 

COPE24 Parenting Skills Program for Child Welfare Workers, Foster Care Agencies, Hospitals and Community Groups

Call 314-488-3766 or email Rene Howitt for set-up, purchase and pricing.

What does the program include?

We’ve taken 10 very common frustrating parenting situations and put them into a program, so that we can begin discussing with our youth the realities of parenting. This program includes:

  1. Teacher/Instructors manual meeting all national curriculum standards
  2. Manual also includes student worksheets and pre/post student surveys
  3. 10 parenting scenario videos. Each parenting video situation is approx. five-minutes in length. There is one video situation for each of the 10 chapters of this program

The teacher/instructor would begin the class by showing one video. Each scenario will escalate to the point of abuse, neglect, or dysfunction. The video is then stopped and the teacher/instructor can turn to class asking….what went wrong? What other choices did the parents have? What will you do?