Violence Prevention

Body language

Non-verbal communication through gestures.facial expressions, behaviors and posture

Self-defense

necessary protections of persons and societies that may result in the taking of life

assertive

standing up for your rights and beliefs in firm but positive way

violence

threatened or actual use of physical force or power to harm another person or to damage property

bullying

the act of seeking power or attention through the psychological, emotional, or physical abuse of another person

Sexual harassment

uninvited and unwelcome sexual conduct directed at another person

gang

a group of people who associate with one another to take part in criminal activity

Peer mediation

a process in which trained students help other students find fair ways to resolve conflict and settle their differences

assailant

a person who commits a violent act against another

prejudice

an unfair opinion or judgment of a particular group of people

assault

an unlawful attack on a person with the intent to harm or kill

random violence

violence committed for no particular reason

homicide

the willful killing of one human by another

sexual violence

Any form of unwelcome sexual conduct directed at an individual, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.

Sexual assault

Any intentional sexual attack against another person.

rape

any form of sexual intercourse that takes place against a person's will

abuse

the physical, mental/emotional, or sexual mistreatment of one person by another

Physical abuse

the intentional infliction of bodily harm or injury on another person

verbal abuse

using words to mistreat or injure another person

stalking

the repeated following, harassment, or threatening of an individual to frighten or cause him or her harm

date rape

One person in a dating relationship forces the other person to take part in sexual intercourse