Unit 1: Getting Started
Time Required: 2.5 hours
During “Getting Started,” introduce yourself and ask participants to do the same. Solicit their thoughts and feelings about beginning this program. Find out what participants hope to gain from the program.
This unit provides an overview of the Victim Impact Curriculum, explains adult-oriented learning strategies, and discusses the curriculum objectives and ground rules for participating. Describe what participants can expect during the training and discuss the terms that will be used.
Then have participants read and sign the class contract and administer the Pre-/Post-Test.
Each unit uses varied learning strategies, including—
- Readings in the Participant Workbook
- Video clips
- Group activities
- Victim speakers
- Present an overview of the program.
- Ensure that participants understand their responsibility for learning.
- Understand participants' preconceptions about victim impact and what they think they will learn in this program.
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