PEERS BUILDING JUSTICE (PBJ) PROGRAM
The overarching goals for the Youth Anti-Violence Education Program at SPAN are:
- To eliminate interpersonal youth violence in all forms through developing and implementing violence prevention strategies
- To increase positive interpersonal relationships among youth
- To increase awareness around and skills in combating systems of oppression with a recognition of their connection to relationship violence and sexual assault
Peers Building Justice (PBJ) offers a Youth Violence Prevention Curriculum to all BVSD high schools and middle schools. Based on the evidence-based curriculum Safe Dates, PBJ familiarizes youth with the spectrum of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. Youth are empowered to recognize red flags within their relationships, challenge binary gender norms, and to understand and practice consent.
In the 8-session Youth Violence Prevention Curriculum, PBJ Educators lead students through a series of interactive, engaging activities that encourage them to develop their own ideas and challenge societal norms. The Curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of various forms of violence, the components of healthy, inclusive relationships, and how they both appear in our everyday lives.
To learn more or schedule sessions with PBJ Educators please email your name, school, and potential dates to PBJBoulder@gmail.com.
HOT SPOT MAPPING
Hot Spot Mapping (HSM) is a tool used to identify areas in and around your community that feel safe or unsafe and allow participants to provide recommendations for the community to develop a safe environment. This tool can be used in schools, community spaces, to assess modes of transportation, and to evaluate online spaces. This information fuels recommendations to leaders at the county, state, and national level. If you are interested in hosting a HSM session with your class or after-school group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org