Making and keeping friends, getting along with adults, and effectively managing conflict are all essential to reducing and preventing school violence.
can help students understand the impact of bullying behaviors and provide training for healthy interactions. Fun, interactive sessions by BJC health educators include materials for reinforcing learning objectives. Program offerings are for K-8 with pre- and post-testing for grades 4-8.
Buddies for grades K-3
Four 30-minute sessions introduce friendship skills, ways to include others and understand personal responsibility for creating a bully-free school culture.
Buddies for grades 4-5
Four 45-minute sessions teach students to recognize bullying behaviors, empower witnesses, foster forgiveness, and incorporate strategies for making and keeping friends.
Buddies for grades 6-8
Four 45-minute sessions define and identify bullying behaviors, offer strategies for empowering witnesses, foster forgiveness, and improve communication skills for conflict resolution.
BJC School Outreach programs are designed to meet Missouri Grade Level Expectations (GLE) and Illinois Learning Standards (ILS). Trained health professionals teach students through interactive learning. Pre- and post-tests and evaluations are analyzed with IBM SPSS statistical software. Comprehensive program report and narrative are provided.