Ch 6: Violence in Homes, Schools & Society

About This Chapter

Ensure you have a thorough understanding of violence in schools, society and in the home with this helpful chapter. Our teacher resources help you learn more about these important violence prevention topics so you're fully prepared to recognize signs of violence and discuss this subject with your students.

Violence in Homes, Schools & Society - Chapter Summary

This engaging chapter includes video and text lessons covering violence in society, at home and in school. Our professionally-designed lessons cover the different types of violent crime, the effects of domestic violence and some of the causes of youth violence. These teacher resources are accessible 24 hours a day on any mobile device or computer, so you can easily explore these concepts whenever and wherever you'd like. Check your understanding of key lesson topics with the brief assessment quizzes.

How It Helps

  • Promotes school safety: Ensures you are up-to-speed on ways to prevent school violence.
  • Builds awareness: Provides tools to help you recognize signs of youth and domestic violence in students.
  • Provides reporting resources: Details the resources and methods you or your students can use to report violence or suspected violence.
  • Details causes: Creates understanding of the ways media can impact violence in youth.

Skills Covered

Once this chapter is completed, you should be able to:

  • Identify the types of violent crime
  • Describe the societal and personal factors involved with violence in America
  • Outline the effects of domestic violences
  • Explain how the media impacts violence
  • Relate the history of violence in school
  • Detail what causes youth violence
  • Discuss the role of teachers in discouraging gang membership
  • Share the resources and methods available to report violence

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Violence in Homes, Schools & Society
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are Violent Crimes? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What Are Violent Crimes? - Definition, Types & Examples

Learn what constitutes violent crimes. Review the definition of violent crimes and examine the various types of these crimes. Finally, look at some examples of violent crimes to gain a thorough understanding.

Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors

2. Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors

More than just economic factors play a role in the potential for someone to commit a violent crime. Some other types of factors that may contribute to someone committing a violent crime are discussed here as well.

Domestic Violence and Sociology: Definition & Effects

3. Domestic Violence and Sociology: Definition & Effects

This lesson defines domestic violence and gives examples of what domestic abuse can be. The effects of domestic violence for adults, children, adolescents, and families are also discussed.

Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

4. Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

For years, psychologists have studied the effect watching violent media has on people's behavior. In this lesson, we'll look at the link between media violence and real-life aggression and discover why watching violent TV might affect people's levels of aggression.

School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects

5. School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will learn the definition and history of school violence. We will also discuss the causes and effects of school violence. There will be a quiz at the end of the lesson.

Youth Violence: Definition & Causes

6. Youth Violence: Definition & Causes

Most children act in negative ways at some point in their lives, so what really defines youth violence? This lesson examines different types of youth violence, as well as risk factors.

Role of Teachers in Discouraging Gang Membership & Violence

7. Role of Teachers in Discouraging Gang Membership & Violence

In this lesson, you will learn some reasons why kids join gangs and we will discuss how schools and teachers can help discourage gang membership. We will also discuss strategies that can help keep kids out of gangs.

Reporting Violence: Resources & Methods

8. Reporting Violence: Resources & Methods

Violence does not have a place in the classroom. This lesson will focus on ways to identify violence along with resources and methods for reporting violence. We will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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