Too Good for Violence is a school-based prevention program that addresses the most significant risk and protective factors at each developmental level to help students learn the skills and attitudes they need to get along peacefully with others.
Too Good for Violence promotes protective factors that help children get along peacefully:
Bonding – creating a sense of belonging that results from having opportunities to participate and receive positive recognition from peers and adults Norms – promoting healthy beliefs and clear, positive standards Skills – enhancing the social and emotional skills for coping with anger and frustration, getting along with others, communicating positively, and negotiating conflict successfully
A CAREing Approach to Violence Prevention
Conflict resolution, Anger management, Respect for self and others, Effective communication.
By using these four interwoven concepts, Too Good for Violence is able to offer a caring approach to violence prevention. It teaches that each student has what it takes to solve conflicts peaceably and provides opportunities to practice peacemaking skills.
Character education, the process of teaching students positive attitudes, beliefs and behaviors, is built on widely-shared ethical values which transcend religious and cultural differences and are, in fact, necessary for diverse groups to get along. In both content and teaching methods, Too Good for Violence promotes eight core character traits:
Too Good for Violence provides a framework for schools to teach, model, discuss and celebrate these character traits. By creating opportunities for students to use these qualities, it enables schools to integrate character development into school life.