Violence has moved from our streets to our schools, and what were safe havens are now places young people approach with confusion and fear. Animated with to-the-point quotes, poignant stories, and scores of illustrations, this book helps teens understand the frightening changes that threaten their safety -- and teaches them how to take practical steps to reduce the violence in our world. Earl Hipp's message is a hopeful one, encouraging the kind of understanding and behavior that can make society a safer place to learn and grow and thrive.
"This book addresses one of the most important elements that results in hurt kids: the link between violence and anger. Earl Hipp offers useful strategies for kids to help themselves and others."
James Garbarino, Ph.D., author of Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
"Everyone agrees we need to reduce youth violence. Earl Hipp explains how to do it. I hope every teenager reads Understanding the Human Volcano. This book could literally save lives."
David Walsh, Ph.D., President, National Institute on Media and the Family
"This book is great! I think it should be required reading at middle schools and high schools across the country. It wouldn't hurt most adults to read it too."
Sally Dale, Parent in Littleton, Colorado
This book, along with the Caring Circle: A Facilitator's Guide to Support Groups and Thirty-Eight Great Handouts are all part of a complete curriculum to use in developing broad-based support groups for young people ages 12 and older. Other books that can be purchased that are part of this program to help teens in specific areas are:
-Feed Your Head (Self-Esteem)
-Help for the Hard Times (Grief)
-Fighting Invisible Tigers (Stress)
·Training is also available -- call 1-800-328-9000 for details.