Earlier this week, CHOP began National Bullying Prevention Month with a presentation to members of the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus in Washington, DC. The topic was Free2B- an evidence-based, multimedia bullying prevention program for 7th and 8th graders developed as part of CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative.
As the health care experts within the school, school nurses are a vital part of promoting the health and wellness of students. Unfortunately, many schools are either cutting back on school nurses’ hours or completely eliminating them due to budget cuts.
Learn how employing a whole-school approach to bullying prevention, rather than singling out the bully or the victim, can lead to a culture of acceptance and empowerment.
Since September, a CHOP team composed of researchers and educational facilitators have been working with fourth grade students and their teachers at Philadelphia's Childs Elementary School through the classroom-based Preventing Relational Aggression in Schools Everyday (PRAISE) Program. PRAISE is one component of CHOP’s Partner for Prevention (P4P) program, a school-based bullying prevention program designed to help at-risk 3rd-5th grade students learn to recognize and control their anger while promoting friendship-making skills.