Prevention Paper

Prevention Paper

You will choose a topic below and write a 4-5 page paper on your chosen topic. All topics will be in relation to CHILDREN & how it affects children who experience it.


Bullying (elementary or middle school) Racism (elementary, middle school, or high school) Dating violence (middle school or high school) Street violence/ gang involvement (middle or high school) Domestic violence in the home (elementary, middle, or high school) Rape (both acquaintance & stranger rape)- high school Sexual abuse (elementary or middle school) * I may consider other topics, but it must be submitted to and approved by me in the first few weeks of class*

You will begin your paper with background information on the topic: Statistics- how many children does this affect? How common is it (or uncommon)? What leads to/ causes this problem? What perpetuates the problem/ keeps it going? Does society address it or ignore it? Any other pertinent background information

Next, you will describe in detail what causes someone to be a perpetrator of this problem. How does one become a bully/ rapist/ racist/ child molester/ gang member/ domestic abuser, etc.

Then you will describe in detail the effects this problem has on it’s victims, both short-term & long-term.

Next, you will describe, in detail, how to PREVENT this problem from occurring.

Write a brief conclusion

Paper must be:

APA style: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.   APA title page APA style citations in body of the paper

APA Reference page

4-5 pages long, not including title page & reference page Minimum of 3 scholarly references, including your textbook   Be sure to apply the CRAAP Test. Review it here: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  use Ivy Tech’s online library database: Ivy Tech Discover! Online Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  12 pt. standard font; 1 inch margins; .doc/.docx format