At our monthly Task Force Meetings, we have presentations related to anti-bullying efforts. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM.
EndofBullying.com hopes to help you connect with resources that can help you in your effort to End Bullying. While we do not endorse any particular program, we do encourage education, community building and individual empowerment.
Local Anti-Bullying Related Programs:
The below are some of the amazing resources that are available locally.
Kind Kids is an innovative outreach program to K-8 schools which serves to educate and inspire children to recognize the importance of kindness and empowers them to create a culture of kindness in their school and beyond.
Creative Spirit’s Healthy Play Is A Solution character education program offers educators and students simple, eloquent and even fun techniques to manage aggressive behaviors, build self-esteem, resolve conflicts peacefully, encourage diversity tolerance, practice core values and promote character education. Based on concepts from their book, Learning to Play, Playing to Learn, this teacher-oriented/school community training provides the strategies and to develop positive student behaviors and reduce violence. Additionally, the same character education program fosters a school community’s ability to readdress academic issues in a fun and nurturing manner.
Levi Fallavolita is a young teen in Southern Arizona who is working to find an end to bullying. He is the author of two books, one of which focuses on bullying. He is finishing up his third book, Be Courageous and is also working to develop an anti-bullying curriculum.
Beginning in the 2012/2013 school year, Magee Middle School decided to take their anti-bullying message school-wide. Starting with an all school assembly and continuing by rewarding courageous bystanders weekly, Magee developed their program organically and universally. Tying in not only students but faculty as they further developed the program. Learn more by about the program here or watch this video of their Educational Presentation to our End of Bullying Task Force.
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Raising Special Kids began in 1979 as a grassroots effort of families, professionals, and community leaders to provide support and information for parent of children, from birth to age 26, with the full range of disabilities and special health care needs. Today Raising Special Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that support thousands of Arizona families each year with disability-related resources, information, training, and support. Programs are offered at no cost to families, and are available in English and Spanish.
The following links were recommended by educated anti-bullying experts, who believe that evidence-based research programs offer the most extensive change in an environment where bullying is an issue.
Information and Curriculum Options
PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying – so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe.
PeaceBuilders is a science-based, research-validated violence prevention curriculum and professional development program for grades pre-K to 12. Its essence is a common language – six principles, taught, modeled and practiced. These same principles set behavioral expectations, reduce aggression, and transform the climate and culture of any environment to one which is cooperative, productive, and academically successful.
Created to help school personnel develop a supportive, safe and inviting learning environment where students can thrive and be successful. It provides evidence-based information and techniques to assist the school community in the prevention of school violence.
The Empowerment Initiative supports translational research designed to foster positive, accepting communities free from bullying and other negative behaviors. Studies conducted through the Empowerment Initiative focus on identifying and addressing the complex personal, social and cultural factors underlying such behaviors, thereby advancing practical solutions to promote healthy relationships within families, schools and communities.
CASEL was founded in 1994 by Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence, educator/philanthropist Eileen Rockefeller Growald, Timothy Shriver, Linda Lantieri, Mark Greenberg and David Sluyter. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that works to advance the science and evidence-based practice of social and emotional learning.