Help teens understand the role of community in their lives Teach teens how to build stronger communities in their schools and neighborhoods Duration 28 minutes Leader???s Guide available online Stepping Up To Peace focuses on the role of community in teenagers’ lives and how developing a strong sense of community can be a powerful way to reduce violence. The ethical basis of community spirit is explored as teens decide whether or not to help a stranger in need. Teens learn that compassion, tolerance and respect are the cornerstones of any community and discover ways to use these values to create stronger communities in their schools and neighborhoods. PeaceTalks is a research-based and award-winning program which incorporates multiple approaches shown to be effective in reducing aggression and violence. Hosted by Michael Pritchard, America’s most respected teen counselor. Pritchard is a humorist, actor, youth activist, former probation officer, and PBS host.??Educate kids about violence in our society, the risks they face every day, and the positive choices they can make to stay safe. PeaceTalks Prevents violence by teaching kids how to avoid dangerous situations, handle their own emotions, and use conflict resolution skills. Check out some of our other??PeaceTalks DVDs!