New – Bully Proofing Your Schools is identified as 2012 program of choice in Schools of Character publication.
Numerous studies report that many children across the nation are fearful in their schools and in their neighborhoods. This fear is not only due to the more extreme forms of school violence that have been reported in the media, but to the high incidence of bullying and harassment that takes place daily in U.S. schools. Bully-Proofing Your School (BPYS) is a nationally recognized school safety program, implemented in school districts throughout the United States and Canada, with a scientifically proven track record since its inception in 1992. BPYS is a critical element in the creation of safe, civil and caring school culture that, in turn, promotes student attachment to school, attendance at school and achievement in school.
A Program that Works
Bully-Proofing Your School is a comprehensive program for handling bully/victim problems through the creation of a “caring majority” of students who take the lead in establishing and maintaining a safe and caring school community. The program focuses on converting the silent majority of students into a caring majority by teaching strategies that help them to avoid victimization and to take a stand for a bully-free school. In schools which have implemented the program, incidences of bullying behaviors have declined and feelings of safety among the students have increased.
Training, TA and Evaluation Services
The BPYS training curriculum is currently under revision, but BPYS trainers are available now for consultation and discussion of your training and evaluation needs. For more information contact Betsy Kummer, Executive Director of The Partnership for Families & Children at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A detailed catalog of BPYS publications is available online through Sopris West Educational Services at http://www.sopriswest.com.
Bully-Proofing in Early Childhood
Bully-Proofing Elementary Curriculum (3 volumes)
Bully-Proofing Middle School Curriculum
First Aid for Hurt Feelings and A Parent’s Guide (Spanish versions available)
Bully-Proofing: A Parent’s Guide
Bully-Proofing for High Schools