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Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 3 Standard 4

Time Frame

1 class periods of 70 minutes each




This lesson discusses types of violence and how to handle it. This is part of the Crisis Managment Unit (CM).


Background for Teachers

The textbook used is, "Strengthening Family and Self" published by Goodheart-Willcox.

Intended Learning Outcomes

ABUSE - CHARACTERISTICS OF ABUSERS AND VICTIMS: common characteristics of abuse victims include: lower self-esteem, the belief that the relationship will get better, submissive personality, being isolated; victims of abuse usually are insecure; a person who physically or mentally abuses someone during courtship or engagement usually escalates the abuse after marriage. VIOLENCE CYCLE: review the cycle - tension building, battling incident, and honeymoon phase. VIOLENCE: reasons for joining a gang are: friendship, a sense of belonging, identity, something to do, feeling of power, money, protection from other gangs; gang warning signs include: change in school grades, attitude problems with parents and teachers, changes in personal appearance; to reduce the risk of gang involvement: keeping kids busy and involved in activities, spending time together as a family, and providing a strong sense of family and belonging.

Instructional Procedures

Journal, Text, Characteristics of abuser and victim,Assisting in an Abusive Situation, Violence Cycle, Intensities, and Internet quiz.

Assessment Plan


    Go to the UEN lesson plans folder and click on the lesson topic. This quiz might include questions that do not apply to the subject (they were from my concurrent enrollment textbook reading). You'll need to delete these questions.

Created: 07/10/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018