Owning Up Curriculum
The Owning Up™ Curriculum provides a structured program for teaching students to own up and take responsibility–as perpetrators, bystanders, and targets–for unethical behavior. The curriculum is designed for adolescent groups in schools and other settings.
The Owning Up™ Curriculum presents a unique and comprehensive approach to preventing youth violence by targeting the root causes of bullying and other forms of social cruelty. It exposes the cultural expectations that teach young people to humiliate and dehumanize others as the way to achieve power and respect, then challenges them to transform this dynamic. The program also addresses the nuanced ways in which racism, classism, and homophobia are expressed in our culture and affect social cruelty and violence.
Separate sessions for girls and for boys combine group discussions, games, role-playing, and other activities to engage students in understanding the complexities of adolescent social culture. Students learn to recognize that they have a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity and to speak out against social cruelty and injustice.
The Owning Up™ model has been used successfully with thousands of youth in schools and organizations – helping to create a climate of safety, respect, and dignity.
Revised and Updated Edition
A brand new, updated and revised version of the Owning UpTM Curriculum has been published for 2009 by Research Press.
The revised Owning Up™ Curriculum features:
- 17 sessions each for boys and girls
- In-depth instructions and easy to follow layouts
- Rosalind’s innovative media literacy analysis
- Added bonus activities
- Updated Resource Guide
- Pretest & Post test
- CD-ROM of reproducible handouts
Visit the Owning Up™ page for more information about our program.