The “No Bully Zone” program teaches students how to identify, address and report incidents of bullying. Developed and implemented by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s Council of Business Partners in partnership with Rushford, a Hartford Healthcare Partner, student volunteers who participate in the program are trained as peer leaders in the anti-bullying curriculum by certified prevention staff and are taught decision-making and communication skills.
These peer leaders then access help for their fellow students, suggest appropriate referrals, explore issues that of concern to them and the school climate, increase student and staff awareness on ways to identify, define and report incidents of bullying behavior, help identify community support resources and work with students to address bullying problems and promote peaceful conflict resolution. Improvement in school climate is achieved by increasing pro-social behaviors (reducing feelings of alienation, instilling positive self-esteem) which ultimately reduces incidents of violence and bullying and the subsequent school suspensions.
To learn more about this program, call the Community Foundation of Middlesex County at 860-347-0025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Connecticut Association of Schools
For school climate resources and other information, go to www.cas.casciac.org
or call 203-250-1111.
The First Tee of Connecticut
The First Tee of Connecticut reaches thousands of youth each year through a variety of ways including in-school and national school programs, group lessons, squads, on-course team programs and summer camps. Along with golf instruction, The First Tee's Life Skills Curriculum (based on Nine Core Values; Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Courtesy, Judgment, Confidence, Responsibility and Perseverance and Nine Healthy Habits; Energy, Play, Safety, Vision, Mind, Family, Friends, School and Community) introduces young people to skills associated with positive youth development.
To learn more visit www.thefirstteeconnecticut.org
or contact them by phone at (860) 882-1660 or by email at email@example.com
EMPOWER Leadership Sports has worked with hundreds of school groups with on-site and off-site programs that are focused on increasing self-confidence and self-esteem, understanding the difference between positive and negative risks/challenges and self coaching and leadership. By teaching young people to lead themselves and others, they can develop the self confidence to stand up and express their opinions, the ability to recognize right from wrong, the courage to help those who can’t help themselves, and the tools to fulfill their own potential.
To explore the many program options visit www.leadershipsports.com
Individual, Adolescent & Family Therapy / Relationship Counseling
Elizabeth Shulman, LFMT. 7 Spring Street, Middletown. 860-344-9558. firstname.lastname@example.org