Making Stories of Violence Known
Advice on Giving Advice
Kate’s warnings are especially important for learners dealing with the impacts of violence. In the aftermath of violence many of us learn to doubt ourselves – we feel afraid to act, afraid to risk being wrong. We may look a bit helpless, asking others what to do or asking permission for everything… But giving advice will only make things worse. Kate explains why.
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When supporting people who are dealing with past or present violence, we may sometimes feel that we need to talk with someone. We may need a counsellor, therapist, elder or other professional to support us. And learners may likewise need someone besides us to talk to. We can be supportive, and keep the focus on learning, but learners may need to address their issues in another context. Finding someone to talk to yourself and helping others to find the right person to talk to will be a different process in different places, but here are some touchstones and tips to guide everyone seeking this kind of helper.
What to Tell Others
A guide for teachers of literacy: What can you do? ()
Teachers You Can Trust ()
|Learning & Violence Home|
|BUILDING AN UNDERSTANDING: • The problem • Violence • Impact|
|EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES: • Learning processes • Helping yourself learn • Helping others learn • Learning to teach|
|CREATING CHANGE: • Changing education • Where in the world • Taking care of self|
|IMAGINING A FUTURE: • Dreams of a different world|