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Youth & Family Services

Voices in Prevention

Voices in Prevention

Voices in Prevention (VIP) is Tubman’s 6-week violence prevention curriculum. This curriculum is taught in middle and high schools in Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties. VIP offers additional services including support groups, one-on-one sessions, peer mediation, and service learning.

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Violence Prevention Curriculum:

  • Lesson One: Defining Violence
    • Differentiating between healthy and unhealthy relationships
    • Defining domestic violence and identifying its many complex forms
  • Lesson Two: Building Empathy
    • Defining empathy and its role in understanding domestic violence
    • Identifying the roots of domestic violence and behavioral patterns in relationships
  • Lesson Three: You and Your Environment
    • Introducing gender role socialization and how it can impact individuals and relationships
    • Understanding personal power and exploring tools to use it in healthy ways
  • Lesson Four: Regulating Emotions and Coping
    • Identifying emotional triggers and how to respond with regulated behavior
    • Defining and honoring physical and emotional boundaries
  • Lesson Five: Communication
    • Identifying listening styles and how these styles can impact others
    • Exploring how various patterns of communication can affect the outcome of a conflict
  • Lesson Six: Tools for Creating Change
    • Identifying personal and community resources
    • Exploring how to create change within ourselves and in the community