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Take A Stand Prevention of Bullying School Program Now FREE!

The TAKE A STAND Program has been a critical part of changing the culture in schools throughout North America.

The Coalition for Children and author, Sherryll Kraizer, are pleased to be able to offer the program in its entirety for use throughout the world without charge.

As bullying is recognized in more and more countries for its devastating effects, many developing nations have requested access to the materials to develop culturally relevant adaptations.

 

 

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Always refer to the source as: Sherryll Kraizer, Ph.D., Coalition for Children, USA.

 

The full Parent Teacher Training Video follows:

 

 

Please do not use any of the children’s materials without watching this video in its entirety and reading the Guidelines for Teaching the Program.

 

 

 

 

Introduction for Teachers:

Note:  Please do not use any of the children’s materials without watching this video in its entirety and reading the Guidelines for Teaching the Program.

     Link to: Guidelines for Teaching the Program

 

 

Introduction for Parents:

Note: Please do not start teaching this program for children without giving all parents an opportunity to watch the video and read the Parent Handbook.

     Link to: Parent Handbook

 

 

The Classroom Program

To be redundant and make my point about what is good for children and families – please do not use any of the children’s materials without watching the video in its entirety and reading the Guidelines for Teaching the Program and  giving all parents an opportunity to watch the video and read the Parent Handbook.  

 

I’ve made the process of teaching the Take A Stand Program as easy as possible, the manual walks teachers through what to say, what responses to expect, what role-plays to use and how to follow up.  It covers all the common – and some not so common – concerns children express, with the accompanying explanations.

This guide, however, is only a tool.  Teachers should feel free to use the curriculum guide in a way that is consistent with their own style and comfort level and the needs of the children in their group.  Teachers should feel free to break the presentation down into smaller parts, adapt the role-plays to the community or change some of the language to make it more appropriate to the developmental level of the group.

Because every group is different, you may cover more or less of the materials on any given day.  Feel free to move more quickly or slowly depending on the group you are working with.

The Program is most effective when the five sessions are presented about once a week.  This allows time for the children to utilize the skills and begin to see changes. 

Change over time is the goal, and the Program should be conducted on an annual basis.  This allows the children to learn new skills as they mature and keeps the concepts fresh for all age levels every year.

 

5-6 Year Olds

Day 1 – Introduction to bullying and how it makes people feel

Day 2 – How to respond to bullying

Day 3 – Learning to be an advocate

Day 4 – Prevention of abuse

Day 5 – Asking for help when you need it

 

7 Year Olds

Day 1 – Three elements of communication

Day 2 – Coaching and being coachable

Day 3 – Impact of bullying

Day 4 – Physical and emotional bullying

Day 5 – Resources for help – Asking for what you need

 

8 Year Olds

Day 1 – Bullying in our community

Day 2 – Being coachable and being an advocate

Day 3 – Recognizing costs and payoffs of bullying

Day 4 – Preventing emotional and physical bullying

Day 5 – Learning to tell and ask for help effectively

 

9-10 Year Olds

Day 1 – Bulling – exclusion, shaming, peer pressure

Day 2 – Effective communication skills

Day 3 – Assertive, passive & aggressive behaviors – what works

Day 4 –  Costs & payoffs of bullying

Day 5 – Preventing emotional abuse & getting help

 

11-12 Year Olds

Day 1 – Impacts of bullying in their community

Day 2 – Elements of communication and types of behaviors

Day 3 – Choices

Day 4 – Changing your own behaviors & advocating for others

Day 5 – Preventing emotional abuse & getting help

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Author Dr. Sherryll Kraizer has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in youth at risk.