Keep In Touch: A Model of Caring ©

Quality programs for adults and children

"The Bully Crisis: Prevention and Resources" ©

This workshop is designed for educators and community leaders and discusses the following topics:

  • Definition of bullying.
  • Who is a bully and who is the victim? (characteristics of both)
  • The history of bullying.
  • Bullying in PA schools with a review of current statistics of school violence and weapons violations.
  • Detailed review of the Olweus method of bully prevention.
  • Review useful handouts that can be used in the classroom to promote tolerance and acceptance of others who have different abilities.
  • The silent bullying of children with disabilities & why it is ignored.
  • The sexualization of childhood and the need to fit in to be popular.
  • Interactive activities in the workshop that makes bullying come alive.
  • Conflict resolution for children-making safe choices.
  • Participants receive handouts and resources to assist and support bully prevention programs in the school and community.

"Let's Learn and Play with Teddy" © and
"Fun & Learnin' at the Pond" ©

These children's programs are designed for grades pre-school to fourth grade and discuss the following topics:

  • Bully Prevention
  • Disability awareness
  • Making and keeping friends
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem building

Presentations are done in individual classrooms and not in an assembly format so children are fully engaged. Teachers may choose either a Teddy Bear or Pond-life theme. The lessons are illustrated with animated stuffed animals that have a variety of specials needs or chronic health conditions such as diabetes, head injury, immobility (walker and wheelchair), asthma, hearing and vision impairment and others.

Each classroom receives a literacy bag with a storybook, a matching stuffed animal and a journal to help encourage and promote reading. Each student and teacher receives a goody bag with surprises and character building information from the No Child Left Behind Initiative.

A follow-up visit is available to evaluate success of the program.

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