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Website Icon Aggression Replacement Training
The ART program combines anger control training, social skills training, and moral reasoning education in an attempt to alter the behavior of chronically aggressive adolescents with anti-social behavior (ASB) problems. The goal of the program is ...

Website Icon Building Assets-Reducing Risks
Building Assets-Reducing Risks (BARR) is specifically designed for 9th grade students to promote positive engagement and bonding in the 9th grade and beyond. Strategies of school engagement are blended together with high expectation and positive ...

Website Icon BySTANDer Revolution - Take the Power Out of Bullying
Bystander Revolution differs from many other anti-bullying organizations in that it offers solutions for bystanders and allies, in addition to the targets of bullying. Hundreds of unscripted videos featuring students, celebrities, and leaders ...

Website Icon Common Sense Media Curriculum - Administrators, Teachers, Counselors
Go way beyond Internet safety! Turn students into great digital citizens. Get all the tools you need with this FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you ...

Website Icon Cyber Smart! 21st Century Skills for Education
This site provides free, online professional development workshops for teachers designed to help develop skills and strategies for supporting students in the effective and appropriate use of technology in meeting student learning needs and promoting ...

Website Icon GoodCharacter.com ~ Web Resources for Teachers
Web resources for character education, including materials for class discussions, writing assignments, and student activities.

Website Icon It’s STILL Elementary – Talking about Gay Issues in School
Part of Groundsparks Respect for All Project facilitating the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities; Its STILL Elementary presents a moving story about the power to ignite positive social change through documentary film and ...

Website Icon Kidsdata.org
Serving as a gateway to comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California, this website makes it easy to monitor trends and pinpoint disparities. Users can easily find shareable data from more than 35 trusted public ...

Website Icon Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is a school-wide program designed to improve peer relations to prevent and/or reduce bullying in the elementary and junior high school setting. OBPP has also been adapted successfully for high school ...

PDF Icon Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools was funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help high schools, school districts, and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide ...

Website Icon Rachel's Challenge
This website is dedicated to supporting positive school climate for students by bringing awareness to issues of bullying, isolation and despair. Rachels Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and ...

PDF Icon Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents
Defines the term sexting, examines youth prevalence, provides a review of the research and offers suggestions for how school personnel should handle incidents involving sexting.

Website Icon Teaching Tolerance (for teachers)
Teaching Tolerance is a national education project dedicated to helping teachers foster equity, respect, and understanding in the classroom and beyond. This website offers excellent classroom activities as well as tremendously useful resources for ...

Website Icon The Bully Project
The BULLY Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. A national movement was sparked by the film to stop bullying, transform kids lives and change a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action. Now ...

PDF Icon Warning Signs that a Child is Being Bullied
Bullying among children is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Typically, it is repeated over time. Bullying can take many forms, such as hitting, teasing or name-calling, intimidation using ...

Website Icon Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices
Skills-based intervention promoting resilience through the development of skills such as self control, problem solving, positive social relationships and healthy choices. Classroom teachers use teaching approaches learned in the Al's Pals training ...

Website Icon Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) promotes respectful schools and communities offering a comprehensive anti-bullying/cyberbullying initiative. The website features a wide range of resources devoted to bullying prevention and anti-bias education ...

Website Icon Bully-Proofing Your School - BPYS
BPYS is a nationally recognized comprehensive school safety program. Designed for handling bully/victim problems through the creation of a caring majority of students trained to take the lead in establishing and maintaining a safe and caring ...

Website Icon Bullying 101 for School Principals: What Principals Should Know and Be Able to Do
Hazelden and the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation (NAESPF), in partnership with Clemson University, present a bullying prevention distance-learning course for school principals. This three-hour course gives ...

Website Icon Bullying Hurts
Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological. In this 16-minute video presentation, Christine Laehle explains bullying and teasing, types of bullying, characteristics and warning signs of a target and a bully, and bystander effect. Laehle ...

Website Icon Bullying Prevention and Response Training Course @ StopBullying.Gov
StopBullying.gov encourages discovering your role in bullying prevention! A 1.5-hour online course is now available at the StopBullying.gov website. The course provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention ...

Website Icon Bullying Statistics
Statistics show bullying and harassment has become a huge problem. This website is intended to help educate the public on bullying issues - in schools, in the workplace and adults and youth who bully. The site offers information and resources on ...

Website Icon California Department of Education School Safety Resources
The California Department of Education's Safe Schools web page offers a list of available training opportunities, resources and technical assistance to help establish school/community environments that are physically and emotionally safe, well ...

Website Icon California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
This site provides information related to selected child welfare programs. Programs featured on the site are being used in California to promote child and family well-being. Resources are listed by topic areas including behavior management, parent ...

Website Icon Center for Safe Schools
A statewide clearinghouse for educators, law enforcement, parents and others on school safety and youth violence prevention. Located in Pennsylvania, it is one of 20 Statewide School Safety Centers in the nation. CSC offerings include professional ...

Website Icon Classroom Prevention Program
A first-grade program that combines a classroom management strategy called The Good Behavior Game with an enhanced academic curriculum in language arts and math. A Critique of the Week component addresses topics related to healthy lifestyles. ...

Website Icon Common Sense Media--Standing up, Not Standing By: A Free Toolkit for Educators
This free toolkit supports educators in preventing cyberbulying, which hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and impacts school culture. The resources include lessons for students, resources for parents, and strategies for handling cyberbullying ...

Website Icon Community Action Planning: "Building Prevention and Response Training Module"
These Bullying Prevention Training Module materials are designed to support community and school efforts in the presentation of research-based resources that can help lead bullying prevention efforts. Slides help present the latest information and ...

Website Icon Community Matters
The programs and services of Community Matters include components of the Whole School Climate Framework. They are modular, providing the flexibility to address a school's specific culture, needs and goals: Cyberbullying Solutions Safe School ...

Website Icon Coping and Supporting Training (CAST)
A community/school-based prevention program that teaches life skills in a positive peer group setting to build resiliency against risk factors and control early signs of emotional distress and substance abuse. All participants work and support one ...

Website Icon Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG) Program
Group intervention designed to increase resiliency and reduce risk factors among students in kindergarten through middle school who are identified by school counselors and faculty as being at elevated risk for early substance use and future ...

Website Icon Cyberbullying: What You Can Do
Cyberbullying, the use of electronic technology such as text messaging and social networking to bully another child, is a growing problem. This webinar, hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), provides details ...

Website Icon Educators for Social Responsibility - ESR
ESR works directly with educators to implement systemic practices that create safe, caring, and equitable schools so that all young people succeed in school and life, and help shape a safe school. The website includes information on professional ...

Website Icon Elverta Joint Elementary School District (K-8)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is based on a problem-solving model and aims to prevent inappropriate behavior through teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors. The District has implemented the PBIS model as it offers a ...

Website Icon Embracing Digital Youth
A new website created by Nancy Willard, director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use. Her book, Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats was the first book published in the world addressing this critical issue. The website promotes ...

PDF Icon Enhancing Cultural Competence in Social Service Agencies: A Promising Approach to Serving Diverse Children & Families/Agencies/Departments
Produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children Familes, this brief summarizes the state of the field on cultural competence in social services. It gives service providers and administrators concrete ...

Website Icon Facing History and Ourselves
A website featuring a variety of educator resources, lessons, workshops, webinars, and seminars to support teaching of civic responsibility, tolerance, and social action to young people. History/Social Studies, English, Art, or Interdisciplinary ...

Website Icon Fix School Discipline
Produced by the Public Counsel of California, this website contains a toolkit to support and guide schools in addressing discipline and creating positive climates for student learning and wellness. Numerous resources are listed and specific ...

Website Icon General Guidance on Bullying: Bullying Prevention and Response
In this 11-minute video, Karen Meyers of the Orange County Department of Education summarizes California laws regarding bullying and discusses factors districts may want to consider when responding to bullying allegations. This presentation ...

Website Icon Girls Circle and The Council for Boys and Young Men
One Circle Foundation offers three models Girls Circle, The Council for Boys and Young Men, and Womens Circle. The programs employ evidence-based principles of a strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing strategies and a strong focus on ...

PDF Icon Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence
The purpose of this document is to present different strategies and approaches for members of school communities to consider when creating safer learning environments. It includes sections on Crisis Planning and Preparation, How to Respond during a ...

PDF Icon Handouts for Understanding & Intervening in Bullying Behavior Training Module
Handouts for participant use with the workshop series, Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior.

Website Icon Incredible Years Program
Curriculum based program for students, teachers and parents of students pre-kindergarten to middle school. Skills based group learning to promote social emotional and behavioral competence. Parent and child competencies are developed in tangent with ...

Website Icon Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence
A comprehensive life skills program designed for schoolwide and classroom implementation for grades 6-8 (ages 10-14). The program employs a variety of instructional strategies, including inquiry, discussion and group work. Eighty 45-minute ...

Website Icon Love Is Not Abuse
This curriculum deals with sensitive issues related to dating abuse. During their teenage years, when they are no longer children, but not yet adults many young people begin to form their first romantic relationships. Dating violence/abuse is ...

Website Icon National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities has partnered with The Bully Project to draw attention to the nationwide problem of bullying and to commit time and resources to prevent and stop bullying of children with learning disabilities. This ...

Website Icon National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. NCTSNs collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and ...

Website Icon No Bully Solution
A school-based, step-by-step process and set of interventions to prevent and stop bullying. It guides school leaders and staff through a series of interventions for responding to bullying and harassment, depending on the severity of the incident. ...

Website Icon NOBullying.com: The Movement Against Bullying
Nobullying.com is an information portal for parents, teens and educators seeking help online for bullying and cyberbullying prevention. Includes the most up-to-date resources, articles and forums covering bullying and cyberbullying issues. Find ...

Website Icon Not The Target
Not the Target provides individual counseling services and anti-bullying programs for schools, students, parents and therapists. The website offers information on bullying and cyberbullying prevention training, resources and more. ...

Website Icon One Circle Foundation
The One Circle Foundation assists communities and agencies in recognizing and reporting abuse and neglect; development of school based support systems for mandated reporters and creating public service announcements. The organization is dedicated ...

Website Icon Overcoming the Bystander Effect
Bullying. Most people sometimes freeze or react poorly because they don’t understand the reality of what is happening. They may be in disbelief or don’t know what to do. Young people need to be taught the skills needed to prevent and stop bullying ...

Website Icon Point Break
The Point Break program is designed to improve the behaviors, values and attitudes of middle- and high-school students on their campuses and in their communities, intervening before acts of bullying, hatred or violence occur. As a result, better ...

Website Icon Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for achieving improved academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. It guides intervention at the school and district level by a structure to support the adults and students ...

Website Icon Promote Prevent - Preventing Bullying
This organization designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address challenges and promote safe and healthy schools. The website provides an extensive collection of resources related to bullying to help communities, educators, ...

Website Icon Que Es El Acoso - StopBullying.gov Espanol Website
Like the English language version, the new site provides parents, teachers and community leaders with resources they need to prevent bullying. Explore the new site for research and best practices on cyberbullying, prevention and response. You will ...

Website Icon Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention System
A computer-based program for students that has 140 topics for 6-12 year olds and 390 topics for 13-17 year olds. Topics can be customized for the individual student and address social-emotional competencies such as assertiveness, decision-making, ...

Website Icon Roots of Empathy (ROE) - Anti-Bullying Program
Roots of Empathy (ROE) is an evidence-based classroom program with significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. This anti-bullying program starts as ...

Website Icon Safe School Ambassadors Program
The Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) program is an "inside-out" approach to improving school climate, that relies on social norms change and the power of students to help stop bullying and violence. Student bystanders are a critical and under-utilized ...

Website Icon Say It Straight
Say It Straight (SIS) is a research-based program to help students in grades 3-12 learn skills to communicate and behave in ways that empower them to reduce risky behaviors such as bullying, drug/alcohol/tobacco use, violence and eating ...

Website Icon School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth
Research has shown that young people who feel connected to their school are less likely to engage in many risk behaviors, including early sexual initiation, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, and violence and gang involvement. The guide ...

Website Icon Social Skills Group Intervention (S.S.GRIN)
A social skills program for students in grades 3-5. The focus is on building social problem-solving skills in behavioral, cognitive and emotional areas. The program can be implemented by school counselors, psychologists or social workers in ...

Website Icon Suicide Is Preventable
Know the warning signs for suicide and how to have a direct conversation with someone who may be in crisis. But don't keep this important information to yourself. Help educate others by sharing this website with friends, family and loved ones ...

Website Icon Teen Dating Violence 101
This fee-based, 2-hour interactive distance learning course offered by the Hazelden Publishing Group, provides key information about dating violence and explains how you can help teens form healthy, violence-free relationships. Interactive ...

Website Icon The Brain Works Project
Learn how the Brain Works Project helps pre-teens (4th, 5th, 6th graders) by building coping ability. Discover how the Brain Works project helps 4th graders understand how the brains of bullies lead them to hurt other students.

Website Icon The Great Body Shop
A classroom-based program designed to promote health and prevent substance abuse and violence for children in pre-kindergarten through middle school. The curriculum offers 10 monthly themes, including bullying, nutrition, character education, ...

Website Icon The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
Schools and communities across the U.S. are contending with many factors that affect conditions for learning, such as bullying, harassment, violence and substance abuse. The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) is ...

Website Icon Too Good for Violence
Too Good for Violence K-12 is a universal, violence prevention and character education program that teaches character-based skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help students: differentiate between feelings and actions, encourage respect between ...

Website Icon UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools offers a number of resources and tools as well as a program clearinghouse and publications to support schools in creating environments for social emotional wellness and academic success. They also have ...

Website Icon UCLA School Mental Health Project
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools offers a number of resources and tools as well as a program clearinghouse and publications to support schools in creating environments for social emotional wellness and academic success. Use the website's ...

PDF Icon Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior
This training toolkit (produced by USDEs Safe Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center) is comprised of two modules addressing bullying in classrooms. The 2-part series include: Module 1: Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior, ...

PDF Icon Youth Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention: 2017 Resource Guide
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children and youth ages 10 through 24. This guide divides selected resources into seven main sections including evidence-based practices and program planning. There are several notable ...

Website Icon Youth Suicide Prevention and Student Mental Wellness Series Online Courses
Developed with support from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) for the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative, these no-cost course modules are designed for teachers, administrators, nurses, and district and school ...

Website Icon Zippy's Friends
A school-based program to develop coping and social skills for children ages 5-7. The curriculum includes 24 weekly, 45-60 minute lessons. Teachers receive two days of training on the curriculum, which is organized around six themes: identifying and ...