K-12 Anti-Violence Education
Education is crucial to helping young people stem the cycle of violence as it plays out in various parts of their personal lives. Our goal is to promote a more inclusive and peaceful school environment where all children have the right to be safe and know how to find and use safety and support resources as needed.
PBJ offers a Youth Violence Prevention Curriculum to all BVSD high schools, middles schools, and elementary schools. Based off of two evidence based curricula, Safe Dates and Expect Respect, our curriculum teaches youth how to engage in healthy relationships, challenge gender stereotypes, recognize abusive relationships, understand consent, and how to be a supportive friend. Using both active and collaborative learning techniques, students understand how to identify and constructively deal with emotions, as well as engage in healthy, inclusive relationships. Additionally, there is a strong focus on understanding and transforming the ‘bully’ dynamic prevalent in our schools and neighborhoods today.
In the 8 session curriculum, PBJ Educators will lead students through a series of activities that will encourage them to develop their own ideas and challenge societal norms. The Youth Violence Prevention Curriculum builds off of each session to provide a comprehensive understanding of violence and how it appears in our everyday lives.
Our Choices and Change curriculum is a K-5 violence-prevention program. This program is based off of a study initially developed in 1994 by Boulder-area teachers, administrators and domestic violence educators.Students finish the curriculum equipped with tools to support themselves in a position of healthy personal and social power, whether they currently find themselves playing the role(s) of bully, bullied or bystander.
Session 1: Defining Relationships, Treatment, and Compassion
Session 2: Power and Control
Session 3: Cycle of Violence
Session 4: Boundaries, Consent, and Sexual Assault
Session 5: Gender Stereotypes
Session 6: How to Help a Friend
Session 7: Identifying and Communicating Emotions
Session 8: Celebration and Conclusion
To schedule sessions with PBJ Educators please email your name, school, and potential dates to PBJBoulder@gmail.com. If you are interested in learning more about the curriculum, please send an inquiry to the email address above.
For more information on SPAN’s violence prevention work in grades K-8, contact the K-8 Violence Prevention Educator by email or call (303) 449-8623.