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The Coolien Challenge
Youth Violence Prevention

Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Macintosh System 9 and below

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The Coolien Challenge is a unique teaching tool that gives students a realistic interactive method to learn how to resolve their everyday school conflicts in a non-violent constructive way. Students watch videos of realistic confrontations and try out different responses to antagonists to learn conflict avoidance behaviors.

Tested with hundreds of students who indicated on questionnaires that the directions were easy to follow, the activity was fun, and they learned violence prevention skills from the program. Students with higher levels of aggression-related behavior problems spent more time using the program than less violence-prone students. This program was funded by a grant from the National Institute for Mental Health.

"The Coolien Challenge addresses the basic problems causing violence. Kids need to learn how to deal with their own anger without hurting themselves or others."
- District Superintendent

"I had great experiences with this program. My kids enjoyed using it. The best results that I got came when I let them use and explore this program on their own. Different groups of kids came up with different ideas and things to discuss."
- 6th Grade Teacher

System Requirements

Operating System: Windows95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP or
Mac OS V9.0 or lower
CPU: Pentium-II or greater or PowerMac or greater
Other:
4x CD-ROM Drive

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