In the Mix
School Violence: Answers from the Inside (#434)
Cliques and groups may be part of school life but stereotyping, scapegoating and conflict are not an inevitable result. In response to the recent incidents of violence in schools, this special, hosted by ER's Kellie Martin explores the reasons behind the tensions and shows what students and schools can do to prevent them from escalating. We take an in-depth look, through the eyes and voices of its students, at a diverse suburban school that has a variety of pro-active student-centered programs in place. These programs include peer mediation, conflict resolution, anger management and communication training, and human relations groups and mentoring. They are working to help prevent violence and break down stereotypes, creating a more respectful and tolerant school community. We also see the positive effect on several students who were perceived as "loners. " [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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Series Description: IN THE MIX is the series that "manages to be both hip and responsible." The series' single-theme episodes offer solution-oriented examinations of critical issues and profiles of model programs that provide teens with information needed to make thoughtful decisions. Also highlighted are the accomplishments of young people of diverse backgrounds, providing much needed positive role models.
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