org/The purpose of the “I Wish the Hitting Would Stop” domestic violence education (video) program is to teach all children in a 4th or 5th grade classroom about the issue of domestic violence and its effects on children.
Through their service-learning experience, peer leaders and youth participants will receive an enriching, personal experience with the program.
The core educational content is based on an evidence-based curriculum as well as new content and activities authored by loveisrespect’s expert staff and consultants.
The program was assessed during a significant development and pilot phase.
This comprehensive support center provides co-located services for victims and their children including prosecutors, detectives, clergy and social service professionals.
Family Justice Centers are being replicated across America and around the world.
The goals of the program are to explain domestic violence in language and concepts that are age-appropriate and easily understood by 4th or 5th grade students, to give the children permission to talk about violence, and to provide an opportunity for the students to share their feelings and fears in a supportive setting.