Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What is Violence?

 Violence is a behavior intended to hurt someone physically, mentally, or socially. Violence can occur in many forms such as abuse, bullying, sexually, and crime. People may behave in such a way because they were taught that way, they were bullied, they've abused or have used drugs, or they were pressured to do so. The most common type of violence due to research done by the IRC is domestic violence. Violence DOES START AT HOME. The best way to prevent violence throughout our children and adults is to remember that the way you act at home is the way you act around people and in public.  

Red Ribbon Week!!!

Happy Red Ribbon Week! 
   Red Ribbon Week: do we all know the true meaning? Red Ribbon week is used to address the nation's issues with drugs, alcohol, and violence. It is to bring awareness not just to schools, but to everyone. Red Ribbon Week began with the murder of the DEA Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985. He was working undercover in Mexico and his discoveries led to very successful results. As revenge the leaders of the groups killed many of the informants and Enrique was one of them. In honor of his work his community wore red ribbons and slowly they became a symbol of drug prevention.

For more information: http://redribbon.org/