FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Date: 3/06/2013
Grant Money Offered to Stop Gun Violence Problem
Worldview Publishing, Inc. is
offering grant money to help solve a serious gun violence problem. Starting
March 15th schools, juvenile justice and community youth programs will be
awarded grant money for the Tough Choices program.
The Tough Choices™, beyond anger
management program is a proven prevention program that stops the escalation of
gun violence through an emotional health program that provides mentoring,
monitoring and life/stress management skills. Kids desperately need a gripping
and easy to implement, research based, emotional skills training program that
can provide daily monitoring and mentoring.
The Tough Choices™ DVD lessons and worksheets
provide a trusting space for kids to open up. This is to counteract today’s
escalating isolation and violence. This proven prevention piece is required to provide opportunities to connect to kids and heal
their anger, release grudges, and pay it forward through daily activities that
teach these kids healthy coping skills. The layers of this holistic program
heal the root causes of unchecked anger, bullying, suicide, gun violence, addictions
and emotional isolation. Through a video driven curriculum, Tough Choices™
provides a unique healing piece, systematic skills training and a gripping
wake-up call for the culture that needs to get emotionally connected.
Anyone can implement this plug and play DVD driven program which is in 1,000’s of middle schools, high schools, alternative schools,
juvenile justice facilities, mental health hospitals, community programs, and private mental health practices. Tough Choices™ for ages 12 to adult, was also
chosen as a pilot program for the national job corps. A preview of the curriculum kit contents, DVD’s, worksheets and clinical statistics can be found
“Our youth need a program that will get their
attention with plug and play DVD driven lessons and activities that an
untrained adult can do easily! Kids need a safe place to talk and teachers need
a consistent way to emotionally connect to them while teaching, modeling and
monitoring healthy stress/life management skills,” says founder Dr Linda
Hebert-Ford. “There are many pieces to the gun violence problem in our culture
but the prevention piece needs to start right now.”
The digital age has created a revolution in
communications and human interactions. With all of its promise it is
unfortunately creating a social and emotional nightmare. Kids are becoming
severely deficient in social/emotional skills and have few healthy role models.
Parents’ increasing technological, financial and stress management needs leave
little time to connect with their teens to discuss and model healthy coping
skills. Teachers are pressured to produce test scores leaving little time to
connect with their students emotionally.
This lack of human interaction with positive
role models, coupled with isolation and many hours spent staring at screens
filled with violent games and movies while cyber bullying, tweeting, texting
and sexting - inducing a dangerous breeding ground. This recipe of isolation,
violent media plus a lack of healthy role models escalates anger into the birth
of a new strain of mental health issues - maladaptive coping skills. Kids learn
that when they are upset they can avoid pain by escaping into addictions and
mindless or negatively emotionally charged activities which left unchecked
escalate to bullying, suicides, gun violence, homicides, and the list goes on.
Even the most stable looking kids are becoming severely stunted in their social
and emotional growth, developing a lifetime of poor coping strategies.
“We keep trying to keep guns out of the hands
of dangerous people... we need to put as many resources into the schools to
make people less dangerous!” Liza Long, author of the blog: "I am Adam
Who is using Tough Choices™ and where are the statistics?
1,000’s of middle schools, high schools, alternative schools, juvenile justice facilities, mental health hospitals, community programs, and private mental health practitioners. Tough Choices™ was chosen as a pilot program for the national job corps.
Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center - Madison, WIHighlighted in PBS documentary "After Newtown" as a model program
MHMRA of Harris County - TXThe largest mental health facility in the US.
Anyone can implement this proven effective, plug and play DVD driven program
No training necessary!
See clinical statistics, sites using the program and sample videos at
Corporate Partners And Sponsors Needed
Our program is very affordable and we are in 1,000’s of locations but we need to get them quickly into facilities all over the country.
Please contact Dr. Linda Hebert-Ford at 813-985-9344 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas or suggestions.
To preview the curriculum kit contents, DVD’s, worksheets, please go to
About Worldview Publishing
Worldview Publishing, Inc, founded in 1993.by
Dr. Linda Hebert-Ford and has programs in over 4,000 schools, juvenile justice
and community youth programs. Worldview's mission is committed to effecting
lasting change in our adolescents. Dr. Linda Hebert-Ford is also the developer
of Tough Choices, winner of two department of education awards for unique DVD driven intervention programs and expert spokesperson on teenagers, featured on local news and
national talk shows.
Linda Hebert-Ford, Director
Worldview Publishing, Inc. 521 Herchel Dr. Tampa, Fl 33617
Phone: 813-985-9344 Fax: 813-985-4505