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Nationally Televised Show, Brochure, Web Sites Offer Information To Reduce Youth Violence

April 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.

Peter 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.

Descriptions 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/

Dewey 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.

Contact: Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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