KNOW Abuse Violence Prevention Curriculum
Cornerstone’s School-Based Services program offers education and violence prevention programming for middle and high schools to increase students’ awareness of violence, strengthen their ability to resolve challenging situations and be proactive about participating in leadership opportunities to prevent violence. Cornerstone educator/advocates are utilized in 20+ schools in Hennepin County, Minnesota providing engaging, youth informed prevention education and support.
Our KNOW Abuse Curriculum utilizes a best practice prevention education framework, offering effective solid public health strategies through and engaging, activity based, youth-informed lens with an emphasis on building skills that prevent incidents of violence and abuse.
With the sudden and widespread closings of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our goal was to flip our live classroom presentations into online on-demand courses to assist teachers, students, and parents with access our materials. On our online courses page you’ll find complete online courses on a variety of violence prevention topics each with an interactive, self-guided slide show along with accompanying handouts and discussion guides. Students can access the presentations right from this site and teachers are invited to download out materials and integrate them into their existing online classrooms or LMS. As many schools utilize Google services such as G Suite apps and Google Classroom our online curriculum is built on the Google apps platform to make access easy for most students and school staff.
And here’s the best part: We are offering this all for free!
All we ask is that you have students complete the pre and post surveys included in each slide show. The data we collect is private and anonymous, but important to helping us track our program outcomes and success.