|Training Tips for Four Corners|
A Lesson Plan from Guide to Implementing TAP: A Peer Education Program to Prevent HIV and STI
Leader's Resource for Four Corners: A Values Clarification Exercise Lesson Plan
Pay special attention when youth express an unpopular or minority position. Support the young person's willingness to stand up for those values by moving to stand beside the teen and praising the teen(s) for taking a stand with which others disagree. Do this without saying anything to indicate that this stand also expresses or contradicts your own position.
Support a position that embodies a core value if none of the participants supports that position. For example, if the entire group disagrees with a values statement that "Everyone should have the same rights, irrespective of race/ethnicity, biological sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity," you might point out some basic human rights, like the right to be safe and fed and the right to speak one's beliefs.
* Adapted from Guide to Implementing TAP: A Peer Education Program to Prevent HIV and STI (2nd edition), © 2002, Advocates for Youth, Washington, DC.
Reprinted from Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit, Girl's Best Friend Foundation and Advocates for Youth, © 2005.