“I really wanted to thank you for coming to my class and doing a wonderful presentation. That was the quietest my class has ever been. And that is saying something. You made such a big impact on my class that they talked about it for most of today. Thank you so much for everything. I will be contacting you for next semester!” Bianca, Arlington Middle/High School
For Elementary Students:
The Bully Proofing Program teaches elementary age students respect, emotional management, assertive communication techniques, peaceful problem solving/conflict resolution skills, self-esteem, bystander responsibilities and qualities of healthy friendships.
The Healthy Relationships Program for middle and high school students teaches qualities of a healthy and safe friendship and intimate partnerships. The interactive workshops share ideas about expressing respect to self and others, assertive communication techniques, personal boundaries, support systems, insights about dating violence, and tactful breakups.
Bully Proofing for Parents: This dynamic 90-minute workshop shares with parents of school age children the state law regarding bullying, practical insights about bullying and social aggression, how to help their child respond effectively to bullies and how/when to work effectively with school staff regarding a bullying situation.
Bully Prevention Presentation for Parents (Video links)
- Bully Prevention for Parents, Part 1
- Bully Prevention for Parents, Part 2
- Bully Prevention for Parents, Part 3
Above: Bullying hurts, and can lead to further problems for victims, the bullies themselves and even bystanders. Learning pro-social skills to increase respect and prevent bullying and other abusive behavior is important for all ages.
For All Educational Staff:
Educational Staff Workshops to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: This 90-minute workshop is for all staff who work with children. Steve Breakstone shares research based strategies to stop mean and abusive behavior of all kinds by providing “a same page” definition for bullying, cyber bullying, social aggression, staff responsibility and a 4-step response to bullying.
“Steve, I just wanted to thank you so very much for coming into our school and helping the students begin to understand and appreciate their feelings and the feelings of their classmates. All of the lessons you facilitated will certainly help them become productive, positive forces in our school culture and these pro-social consequences will continue to unfold as the school year continues. I apologize that we were unable to bring real closure to your sessions as my lesson planning was also impeded by the holiday dinner last Friday. Again, I cannot thank you enough for volunteering your time and skills to the kids at Pownal and I look forward to your continued work with these students as the counseling position changes.” Kelly, Pownal Elementary