I've been through Crisis Intervention Training in our district. It prepares us to
defuse potential violent situation and protect ourselves. Bottom line we are told
is protect yourself. The bit we learned on hair pulling was very
interesting....never try to pull away if someone really has hold of your hair.
Essentially you want your scalp to be close to the person's hand( with you hand on
theirs)so they can' yank it from your scalp(OUCH!).
Have any of you had this program at your school? what are you told about
> A few years ago, my friend was assulted in a Jr. High School. She was beaten
> up by a 15 year old girl. She curled up on the floor and let the kid slug
> and kick her.
> Having been raised with 3 brothers my response would have been to defend
> myself....SHe told me that if she had done that she would been arrested. She
> said that because she curled up on the floor...no one could accuse her of any
> wrong doing. (As it was the girl tried to accuse her of wrongdoing...to no
> avail. )
> My friend went to the hospital and was determined to be back at school the
> next day, no matter how bruised and bloody. She said she wasn't going to let
> them get her down. THe kid was put in "Homebound Education".....
> My friend has a lot of courage...and I wonder what kind of system we are in
> at times. We end up spending more money for a very private education for a
> kid that will do it again....and again....The kids should have been locked up.
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