APA will host a continuing-education workshop to familiarize APA members with the ACT (Adults and Children Together) Against Violence project and prepare them to disseminate the project's messages and contents to adults in their communities.
The program, developed by APA in collaboration with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is a national anti-violence initiative emphasizing the importance of early prevention and the role of adults and communities in protecting children from becoming involved with violence.
The workshop, "Violence prevention in the early years," will provide participants with an overview of major topics on early-childhood violence prevention and include:
ACT as a social-cognitive intervention.
Young children and violence, roots and consequences.
Prevention skills such as anger management and media-violence literacy.
Ways to be involved with ACT in the community.
APA encourages those who are interested in early childhood, families, children and violence prevention to attend. Attendance is limited to 25 participants.