Interpersonal CONFLICT. What is Interpersonal Conflict?. Disagreements over ideas, interests, events Physical and verbal aggression Occurs between families, friends, acquaintances. Why does it happen?. Arguments Previous abuse Uncontrolled emotions Lack of skills and knowledge
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What is Interpersonal Conflict? • Disagreements over ideas, interests, events • Physical and verbal aggression • Occurs between families, friends, acquaintances
Why does it happen? • Arguments • Previous abuse • Uncontrolled emotions • Lack of skills and knowledge • Poor modeling- home, TV, streets, school • Support for violence • Access to weapons • Drugs, alcohol
How can we prevent conflict? • Pro-social skills- understanding the point of view of others; impulse control; problem solving; anger management • Opportunities • Pro-social goals • Choosing the right friends • Modeling • No access to weapons
Quick questions???? • What is aggravated assault? • What does the word “lethal” mean?
“…and the survey says…” T or F • Interpersonal violence is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people. • Boys and girls are just as likely to be victims. • An assailant (attacker) is usually a stranger to the victim. • Violent acts are most often planned? • The crime rate is decreasing. • Guns help to keep you safe.
From our good friend, the TV • Unfortunately, we see far too much violence on television. From CSI (Miami, NY, Las Vegas, Burtts Corner???) to the WWE, violence consistently displayed every time we turn the channel. • Is violence glorified on TV? • How does this affect you? • How do you think it may affect a 5 year old?
MVU- the media violence unit • Your task is to investigate violence in the media. • Using the links provided on the next slide, you will investigate various North American newspapers and find 3-5 articles involving violence. • You must record: • the form of violence involved • The relationship of the people involved • At least two factors which may have contributed to the violence, and • A factor which could have prevented the violence.
Newspapers • http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ • http://www.canadaeast.com/ce • http://www.boston.com/news/?p1=GN_News • You may search for other newspapers as well.