Living Values Education Materials for Children and Youth At Risk

Our objective is to provide you with the ‘tools’ to both discover and uncover Values for yourself.  The activities in the “At Risk” section are designed to discover the meaning of values and where values can bring positive change into our lives, no matter what is occurring, to help improve our own circumstances and to share with others in similar situation.

There are special Living Values Education programmes for young people at risk. Special training is required for delivery of Living Values Education special workshops to people in need. These materials are restricted, made available only to educators who undergo Living Values Education training for these particular modules. The ability to create a values-based atmosphere, and use active listening and validation skills are an important part of the process.

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These educational resources include:

  • Living Values Education Activities for Refugees and Children Affected by War Ages 3–7
  • Living Values Education Activities for Refugees and Children Affected by War Ages 8–14

  • Living Values Education Activities for Street Children Ages 3–6
  • Living Values Education Activities for Street Children Ages 7–10
  • Living Values Education Activities for Street Children Ages 11–14

  • Living Values Education Activities for Drug Rehabilitation

  • Living Values Education Activities for Young Offenders

  • Living Values Education Activities for At-Risk Youth
  • Living Values Education Supplement, Helping Young People Process Difficult Events

Living Values Education Activities for Refugees and Children Affected by War

This supplement contains activities that give children an opportunity to begin the healing process while learning about peace, respect and love. Designed to be implemented by refugee teachers of the same culture as the children, there are forty-nine lessons for children three to seven years old and sixty lessons for students eight to fourteen years old.

The lessons provide tools to begin to deal with grief while developing positive adaptive social and emotional skills. A section on camp-wide strategies offers suggestions for creating a culture of peace, conducting values education groups for parents/caregivers, cooperative games, and supporting conflict resolution monitors. Teachers continue with the regular living values activities after these lessons are completed.

Living Values Education Activities for Street Children

These materials contain adapted living values activities on peace, respect, love and cooperation and a series of stories about a street children family.

The stories serve as a medium to educate about and to discuss issues related to domestic violence, death, AIDS, drug sellers, drugs, sexual abuse, physical abuse, hygiene and healthy eating. Living Values Education Activities for Street Children 11–14 also includes the issues of emerging sexuality, sex and labour trafficking, and a further exploration of human rights. The stories are combined with discussions, activities, and the development of positive adaptive social and emotional skills and protective social skills.

Living Values Education Activities for Drug Rehabilitation

The 102 lessons in this curriculum weave in values activities on peace, respect, love, cooperation, honesty, humility and happiness from Living Values Education Activities for Young Adults, with lessons related to drug use, emotional issues that arise with addiction and its concomitant behaviours, and the building of social and relapse-prevention skills. This approach is based on Living Values Education Programme’s methodology.

Lessons on peace and respect build self-confidence and a supportive values-based atmosphere in the group, prior to beginning drug-related lessons in which participants are asked to explore and share their journey into drugs and the consequences in their lives. The lessons include experiences to help them deal with their pain and shame, and learn the valuable life-lessons that pain can teach. Positive intrapersonal and interpersonal social skills are taught, encouraged and practiced. Participants explore many aspects of their experiences and build relapse-prevention skills through discussion, art, role-playing and dramas.

Living Values Education Activities for Young Offenders

This book combines values activities on peace, respect, love, cooperation, honesty, humility and happiness, with lessons related to crime, violence, drug use, gang involvement, negative influences and concomitant emotional issues, along with the building of social and relapse-prevention skills. This approach is based on Living Values Education's programme methodology. Participants are encouraged to explore and develop values in a group-facilitated process by first exploring their own dreams for a better world.

Lessons on peace and respect build self-confidence and a supportive values-based atmosphere in the group, prior to beginning choice-related lessons in which participants are asked to explore and share their journey into crime and the consequences in their lives. The 103 activities include experiences to help them deal with their pain, and learn life-lessons. Positive intrapersonal and interpersonal social skills are taught, encouraged and practiced. Participants explore many aspects of their experiences and build relapse-prevention skills through discussion, art, role-playing and dramas.