Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource, a new manual created by HREA, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) and the Instituto Mexicano de Investigación Familia y de Población (IMIFAP).
"Adolescence is an ideal time to promote
attitudes and behaviours that prevent interpersonal violence. Human
Total is the first resource to blend life skills with human rights
education" says HREA's Founder and Senior Advisor, Felisa Tibbitts, who
helped prepare the pilot draft of the manual.
Human Total will
be a vital resource for students, educators and parents. Targeted
towards young people between the ages of 10 and 14, the manual helps
learners understand attitudes that promote violent behaviour (often
brought about by the misuse of alcohol) by males and cultivates methods
to minimise these behaviours’ harms and prevent their perpetuation.
contains 32 adaptable lesson plans, including ways to recognise and
understand violence in social contexts and techniques for minimising
violence through education about human rights and active participation
in the community. The manual also features a note for facilitators on
how to use it, tools for outreach to parents and guardians,
recommendations for additional resources, and eight annexes with
supplemental information. The resource was piloted in El Salvador and
Human Total: A Violence Prevention Learning Resource is currently available in English (PDF) and will soon be available in Spanish as well.