This latest edition of the PACT violence prevention program guide provides the rationale and background for the PACT approach, offering guidelines and procedures proven effective in conducting group training with African American and other high-risk youth.
The program employs a three-part training approach:
- Violence-Risk Education
- Anger Management
- Prosocial Skills Training
The guide provides specific instructions for planning and establishing violence prevention groups, conducting group training, involving parents, and conducting program evaluations. Numerous participant handouts and other program forms and checklists are included.
Several activities relating to the group process and PACT skills have been added to this new edition, along with suggestions for applying program content to academic areas and adapting procedures for an elementary population.
- Chapter 1 —Rationale and Background for the PACT Approach
- Chapter 2—Overview of the PACT Program
- Chapter 3 —Planning and Establishing Youth Violence Prevention Groups
- Chapter 4 —Components of the Group Intervention
- Chapter 5 —Group Training Procedures
- Training Area 1: Introduction and Rapport Building
- Training Area 2: Violence-Risk Education
- Training Area 3: Understanding and Controlling Anger
- Training Area 4: Giving Negative Feedback (Givin’ It)
- Training Area 5: Receiving Negative Feedback (Takin’ It)
- Training Area 6: Negotiation (Workin’ It Out)
- Ending the Group
- Chapter 6—Group Behavior Management
- Chapter 7—Parent Involvement and Training
- Chapter 8—Evaluation Issues and Methods
- Appendix A—Activities for Integrating PACT Training into Academic Subject Matter
- Appendix B—Adapting the PACT Model for Elementary Students
- Appendix C—PACT Skill Cards
Appendix D—Activities for Optimizing the PACT Group Experience
For information about PACT training sessions, contact Dr. Janeece Warfield at [email protected] or 937-775-4300.