DO YOU: Building Youth Resilience Through Creative Expression

DO YOU: Building Youth Resilience Through Creative Expression

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2013
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DO YOU and the facilitator’s guide that goes with it (The UnCurriculum,) were designed by youth-serving professionals and prevention specialists to build resilience among teens. It is designed to counteract negative factors that often lead to perpetrating or being victimized by dating violence, sexual harassment, gender-based bullying, and other forms of sexual violence.

On an individual level Teens who participate in the “Do You” Campaign will...

  • Be more able to determine what’s important to them in terms of their interpersonal relationships, understand their personal values, and will have a stronger sense of purpose for their futures.
  • Be able to analyze messages they receive from mass media and think critically about which media messages they want to absorb and/or resist.
  • Learn about core elements of healthy relationships and healthy sexual expression, which include: communication, trust, mutual support, choice, enjoyment, respect, honesty, equality, and self-confidence.

On a relationship level Teens who participate in the Do You Campaign will...

  • Enhance healthy/non-violent interpersonal friendship and conflict-resolution skills, such as negotiation, problem-solving, and active listening.
  • Develop greater empathy for themselves and others, leading to more pro-social behaviors.
  • Be more likely to model fairness and equality among their peers.

On a community level Teens who participate in the Do You Campaign will...

  • Feel valued in/by their communities.
  • Have a more concrete sense of who their community is made up of and how they positively contribute as a member.

These training tools include activities that address youth at each level of the social ecology; individual, interpersonal and at the community level.

  • Responsible application requires an experienced and trained facilitator.
  • Training orientation is required to use materials.

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