Televised Show, Brochure, Web Sites Offer Information To Reduce
23, 1999 -- The American Psychological Association,
MTV and faculty in the Virginia Youth Violence Project at the University
of Virginia's Curry School of Education have collaborated on "Fight
For Your Rights: Take a Stand Against Violence," a program that
helps teens spot the potential for violence in themselves and their
peers. The program will air on MTV on Sunday, April 25, at noon
and Tuesday, April 27, at 10 p.m.
Sheras, an associate professor in U.Va.'s Curry School and a lead
faculty member in the Virginia Youth Violence Project, also contributed
to "Warning Signs," an APA brochure that helps teens recognize behaviors
that might indicate the potential for violence. A copy of the free
brochure can be obtained by calling the APA at 1-(800) 268-0078
or accessing its Web site at Helping.APA.org.
of programs found effective in reducing youth violence are also
on the Web site of the Virginia Youth Violence Project, a research
effort that seeks to recognize and reduce the threat of violence.
The site is http://curry.edschool.Virginia.edu/curry/centers/youthvio/
Cornell, an associate professor of education and director of the
Virginia Youth Violence Project, will speak at a "Violence in Our
Schools" forum at Monticello High School on Tuesday, May 25. Sponsored
by the Monticello Parent Teacher Student Organization, the event
will start at 7 p.m.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857.