Tools and Resources
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Welcome to PeerThink – Tools and resources for an intersectional prevention of peer violence.
PeerThink - Tools and resources for an intersectional prevention of Peer violence is an online manual developed to be used by practitioners who work with young people to prevent Violence among young people and the advisors and trainers of these practitioners.
About the specifics of PeerThink read more here.
What does the manual offer ?
This manual gives a variety of practical methods for different fields of work. It covers as well self-learning modules for awareness rising in those who work with teenagers in their social environment and in Education.
What does intersectional peer violence prevention mean ?
In this handbook we use a concept of Violence prevention that not only includes individual physical and verbal attacks among young people. Also, social living conditions and structural hierarchies are seen as a base on which young people are forced to behave violently. Gender relations, social Class and racism are the main categories we focus on regarding Youth Violence.
How to use the handbook?
The manual is built up in three parts: the introduction, the practice and the theory. All parts are interconnected and you can start at each point. To know what each part consists of and how to use it in an intersectional way
How to use the manual in an intersectional way ?
Intersectionality is a paradigmatic approach to social sciences and social work. Intersectionality holds the idea that forms of oppression within a society, such as those based on race/Ethnicity, Gender, Religion, sexuality, Class, disability and other markers of difference, interrelate and dispose for individual lives.

In the Peerthink Project, we define intersectional peer Violence prevention work as:
1.Violence prevention is addressed
2.More than one social category is touched
3.The inter-connection of the social categories is visible
4.There is a contribution to decrease of power relations by deconstruction

The single methods you will find are not intersectional in themselves. But you can use most of them in an intersectional way, referring to the four points above.
PeerThink is an innovative project founded by the EU-Daphne II program. The project's runtime is from May 2007 to May 2009. After finishing this core time it will continue as a web-site with this online handbook and a network of competencies. In this manual you will discover the opportunities and advantages of the new concept of Intersectionality regarding peer Violence prevention.

The PeerThink group which developed the manual consists of five partner organisations: Peace Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Männer Beratung Graz (Graz, Austria), bbjshare.it (Palermo, Italy), EuroCircle (Marseille, France) and Dissens (Berlin, Germany). In addition to these project partners, colleagues of one good practice project for each country contributed with their concepts and their experiences. Without the possibility to have an insight into their work through evaluation, and without their contributions to our joint seminar (June 2008), where we had an exchange about theoretical and practical questions, this handbook would not exist at all. Therefore here is the place to THANK our good practice projects for all their contributions.