Violence in today's schools is too often a headline in the national news. Whether it is fighting, making threats, or bullying, violence has forced school officials to take drastic steps to address this concern. Millions of dollars have been spent on metal detectors, hidden cameras in the classrooms and hallways, and security guards. Dollars spent on security measures such as these are not spent on additional teachers, salaries, advanced technology, and facilities. But what can the students themselves do to STOP the Violence?
FCCLA members use peer education to:
- reach their peers with violence prevention education
- recognize warning signs of potential youth violence
- encourage young people to report troubling behavior
- collaborate with school and community resources to address youth violence
- develop and implement local action projects to reduce the potential for violence in their school.
Please check with your state adviser for upcoming trainings.
Click Here to integrate FCCLA into your classroom by downloading lesson plans and activities!
FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete STOP the Violence projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National STOP the Violence Program Award Application.
- High School Award - $1,000
- Middle School Award - $1,000
- Runner-Up Award - $500
Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1.The online award system will automatically close March 1, 5:00 p.m. EST.
To apply for the Career Connection Program Award please follow the steps below:
- Log on to the FCCLA affiliation system by going here: https://affiliation.registermychapter.com/fccla#
- Once logged in, select the "Program Awards" tab
- Select the Students Taking on Prevention (STOP) the Violence Award section
- Select "Apply Now" for either Middle or High School
- Please be sure to select the correct application
- Fill out all of the required fields* as specified on the application then hit "Submit"
- Please note: Once you submit your application you cannot make any changes. Double check all of your answers before submitting.
- If you are not finished with the application yet, hit "Save" and you can come back and finish your application at another time
- If you no longer wish to complete the application, hit "Delete"
- You are required to upload 3 photos to a photo sharing website and provide us with the link to the photos on the application. Instructions on how to do so can be found here.
- You will have the option to provide up to 10 supporting files, such as promotional pieces (e.g. flyers, print ads, PSAs, 90 seconds of video, etc.) and public relations materials (newspaper articles, TV interview video, etc.) that help tell the story of your project to Dropbox and provide the link to the files on the application. Instructions on how to use Dropbox can be found here.
- Be sure to read the Program Awards Application Terms & Conditions before starting your application.
*This application will automatically stop you once you have reached the word limit for that answer and the application also has a spell check feature. You cannot copy and paste into the application.
Congratulations 2016 Stop the Violence Award Winners!High School Winner
Wabaunsee High School, Kansas
Project Title: "Teen Dating Violence Awareness" Middle School Winner
Southeast Middle School, North Carolina
Project Title: "COUNTing on Kindness" Runner-Up Winner
Caney High School, Oklahoma
Project Title: "Love is Respect"
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - HRSAprovides national leadership, program resources and services needed to improve access to culturally competent, quality health care.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) - Enforcing the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
- CareerSafe Online - The CareerSafe® Online Cyber Safety Awareness Training series provide students with basic awareness training to recognize and respond to cyberbullying situations.
- FCCLA STOP the Violence Info Sheet
- STOP the Violence Toolkit - includes information on violence prevention in your family, school, and community. Dating violence, domestic violence, and bullying are among the Toolkit units. Also, STOP Academy I & II peer-to-peer training section and scripts included for advisers and chapter members.
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