Take Action With Resource Tuesdays
The 2017 United Against Bullying Grant Program launched Monday, January 9, 2017 and closes Friday, March 31. Every Tuesday during this period we highlighted a program with anti-bullying resources to inspire the grant writer. There was something for everyone: parents, educators, bus drivers, and students. We featured websites offering a wide range of videos, handouts, educational guides, training programs, even age-specific sites with engaging content, all including free resources.
These programs change and save lives.
A Recap of Shared Resources
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is an evidence-based program for grades K to 12. It’s been proven to prevent or reduce bullying by 50% or more. OBPP offers a system-wide program for change throughout the school, classroom, individual, and community levels, plus a school bus program.
NAPT jointly produced free Bully Prevention Training focused on “Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation’s School Buses.” Module 1: See Something. Do Something: Intervening in Bullying Behavior; and Module 2: Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying. Modules include guide, presentation, handouts, palm cards, and posters.
The US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) aids states, districts, and schools to establish and sustain PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. Their website offers free resources, games, and tools for students, faculty, and staff members to create a learning environment that is safe, respectful, and encouraging.
Rachel’s Challenge is an intervention program offered to K-12, college, and corporate communities around the world to inspire permanent positive change. The objective of these programs is to continue Rachel’s Legacy of kindness and compassion, and to empower participants in schools, businesses, and communities.
Signe Whitson is a school social worker, author, and educator on bullying and crisis intervention. Her recent books include The 8 Keys to End Bullying series: 1) Activity Book for Kids & Tweens, 2) Companion Guide for Parents & Educators, and 3) Strategies for Parents & Schools. Reviews of the book include, “Whitson continues to be one of the most dynamic leaders in bullying education…” Buy direct and use code UAB17 for 25% off or 40% discount on bulk orders for schools.
The Anti-Bullying Institute offers free programs and resources designed to empower children, parents, schools, and youth organization staff on issues of bullying. They offer parenting classes in English and Spanish, a HERO Program for the entire school community, and conferences designed to inspire solutions to end bullying.
“If you ever think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito!” – Wendy Lesko
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change to stop bullying. They provide free information, ideas, and curriculum for elementary, middle, and high schools. PACER offers innovative and engaging websites for students, literature for parents, classroom toolkits for educators, and events to inspire individuals to take action.
The BULLY Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. It is a national movement that is transforming kids’ lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action. They provide resources and training for students, teachers, parents, administrators, and bus drivers.
ERASE BULLYING (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) is a comprehensive prevention and intervention strategy in addressing bullying and harmful behaviors. Resources include videos and reporting tools for parents and students. Community partnerships are created based on the 3 Cs: Connectedness, Climate, and Culture, with a current focus on bullying in sports.
The Second Step Program creates and sustains safe, supportive learning environments for kindergarten to grade 8. Their training combines social-emotional learning (emotion management, empathy, communication, and problem solving) with bullying prevention and child protection. The free downloads section offers additional in-class activities, videos, and helpful articles.
STOMP Out Bullying is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in America and beyond. Its focus is to raise awareness and teach effective solutions on all forms of bullying. They provide resources for students, parents, and educators; a Help Chat line; a Teen Ambassador program; and more.
Not In Our School (NIOS) campaigns empower students to create safe and inclusive environments free of bullying, harassment, and intolerance. It’s a peer-to-peer story-sharing project where students create safer schools by coming together through plays, art, and more. Find fifty videos and lesson plans online, grouped by grade-level, to start a campaign at your school.
We hope this list has been helpful in stimulating ideas for you to help create safe, respectful environments and empower young people in your community.
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