Owning Up Curriculum: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice (Book and CD-rom)

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Grades 6-12. The Owning Up Curriculum, written and developed by Rosalind Wiseman, author of The New York Times bestseller Queen Bees and Wannabes, provides a structured program for teaching students to own up and take responsibility for their behavior. The curriculum is designed for adolescent groups in schools and other settings. The Owning Up Curriculum presents a unique and comprehensive approach to preventing youth violence by targeting the root causes of bullying and other forms of social cruelty. It addresses issues such as racism, classism, and homophobia, as well as moral courage, perseverance, and commitment to ethical behavior. Separate sessions for girls and for boys combine group discussions, games, role-playing, and other activities to engage students in understanding the complexities of adolescent social culture. A CD-ROM of reproducible program forms and student handouts is included with the curriculum.

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Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership. She founded the Empower Program, a national violence prevention program, in 1992. Since then the Owning Up model has been used successfully with thousands of youth in schools and organizations throughout the U.S. and in various other countries. Rosalind Wiseman has presented to numerous professional organizations including the American School Counselors Association and the National Education Association. She is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads. She also writes a monthly column for Family Circle magazine.

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"Wiseman offers a curriculum to enable teens to combat bullying behaviors and their concomitant social challenges. . . . Moving through the seventeen sessions over an extended time will help create a more accepting and supportive school environment that will benefit these children s lives in more ways than can be measured."
C.J. Bott --VOYA Voice of Youth Advocates

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