BULLYING PREVENTION WORKSHOPS

BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM

A Community Based Approach Using Social Education Skills

A Whole School Approach:

  • Easily implemented daily and can be run year after year
  • Builds social-emotional resilience in children
  • Trauma informed schools and classrooms
  • Gives parents & teachers workable solutions
  • 20 years of successfully delivering these sessions across North America
  • Resources available in French and English

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR ALL SCHOOL STAFF:
CREATING A BULLY FREE SCHOOL & CLASSROOM /
RUNNING A SCHOOL WIDE SOCIAL SKILL PROGRAM

These “how to “ sessions provide participants with answers, and an action plan, for dealing with bullying and other negative school and classroom behaviors. Each participant receives an information package, curriculum materials (65 pages) as well as a school wide implementation plan for a two year Social Education Skills program . (Requires 5 Hrs instructional time)

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS: RAISING A BULLY FREE FAMILY

These positive and informal sessions are open to all parents, social workers, foster parents, counsellors, healthcare workers, sports coaches and community members etc. All participants will learn: nonviolent bully stopping plans, how to report and deal effectively with bullying situations and problems, and other relationship issues as well as many other “how to’s” useful for their children, families or clients they work with (3 Hrs).

Elementary Kit

Containing the following:

  • 1 book “Stop Bullying With Social Education Skills”
  • 1 deck ‘What if…?”  role playing flash cards
  • 1 set bully stopping posters (9 posters)
  • 1 book “ My Bully Stopping Plans”
  • 1 set each of elementary social skill poster sets,
  • (64 posters in all)
  • 1 deck of Virtuous Action Cards (50)

Secondary Kit

  • Containing the following:
  • 1 book “Stop Bullying With Social Education Skills”
  • 1 deck ‘What if…?”  role playing flash cards
  • 1 set each of Secondary social skill poster sets,
  • (40 posters in all)
  • 1 deck of Virtuous Action Cards (50)

FIRST NATION STUDENT SUCCES PROGRAM (FNSSP)

By strengthening and increasing social-emotional educational opportunities,
we will increase our childrens’ capacity to learn, give them the tools to aspire
to personal and professional achievement, and empower them to experience
personal satisfaction in lifelong relationships.

YEAR 1

1. Workshop for school staff and all community
front line workers - “Creating a bully free
school and classroom”, using a school wide
Social Education Skill program
(1.5 – 2 years to complete).

2. Open to all community members:
“Raising a Bully Free Family” workshop.

3. Follow-up visit to the school to provide
continued support in following the Social
Education Skills year plan.

YEAR 2

1. Workshop for all school staff and
front line workers - a continuation of
year 1 training “Teach Social Skills and
Beyond!”, as well as “Education Assistant”
workshop.

2. Open to all community members:
“Raising a Bully Free Family” workshop.

3. Final follow-up visit to the school to
evaluate successes and implement
ongoing Social Education Skills
programming school wide.

HOW TO CREATE
A BULLY FREE SCHOOL & CLASSROOM

Is what we see Bullying or a Social Skill issue? We want bullying to stop; it is an issue that concerns us all. In this informative, “not like any other bullying workshop” we will challenge your current thoughts and provide you with new tools to help your students.
In this interactive 1 day workshop for: all school staff, health staff, day care educators and other front line community workers.

The following will be covered:

  • Defining of bullying
  • Current information about bullying and why it happens
  • Recognizing the difference between a bullying situation and a social skill issue
  • Understanding brain development and child behaviours
  • Understanding attachment and student success
  • Self-esteem vs. character development
  • Identifying potential victim behaviour
  • Breaking the code of silence
  • Understanding bully truths and myths
  • Safe non-violent bully stopping plans
  • 22 key ingredients to creating a bully free classroom and school
  • Teaching students assertive communication skills
  • Teaching positive self-talk and worth
  • Helping students/staff understand their rights & responsibilities
  • How to help victims and bullies
  • An introduction to Social Education Skills
  • Building Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Participants will receive a 40 page document full of ready to use information.
Classroom, day care and family resources are included in this program, as well as a full-year school wide teaching plan.

CREATING A BULLY FREE SCHOOL & CLASSROOM - CONFERENCE

Is what we see Bullying or a Social Skill issue? We want bullying to stop; it is an issue that concerns us all. In this informative, “not like any other bullying workshop” we will challenge your current thoughts and provide you with new tools to help your students.

In this interactive 1 day workshop for: all school staff, health staff, day care educators and other front line community workers.

The following will be covered:

  • Defining of bullying
  • Current information about bullying and why it happens
  • Recognizing the difference between a bullying situation and a social skill issue
  • Understanding brain development and child behaviours
  • Understanding attachment and student success
  • Self-esteem vs. character development
  • Identifying potential victim behaviour
  • Breaking the code of silence
  • Understanding bully truths and myths
  • Safe non-violent bully stopping plans
  • 22 key ingredients to creating a bully free classroom and school
  • Teaching students assertive communication skills
  • Teaching positive self-talk and worth
  • Helping students/staff understand their rights & responsibilities
  • How to help victims and bullies
  • An introduction to Social Education Skills
  • Building Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Participants will receive a 40 page document full of ready to use information.
Other classroom, day care and family resources will be on hand to purchase.

RAISING A BULLY FREE FAMILY

This informative 3 hour session is designed for caregivers, parents, front line workers, concerned community members and all those who work with children and youth. The session includes lots of time for questions and is presented in a safe and open environment.

The following will be covered:

  • Definition of bullying
  • Current information about bullying and why it happens
  • Recognizing the difference between a  bullying situation and a social skill issue
  • Understanding current brain  development and child behaviours
  • Self-esteem vs. character development
  • Identifying potential victim behaviour
  • How to create a bully free home
  • How to think bully free
  • Teaching your children assertiveness skills
  • Teaching positive self-talk and worth
  • Helping your children learn how to  confront bullies and stop them
  • Assisting your children to understand their rights and responsibilities
  • How to work with the school in  cooperation
  • Social education skills for children
  • Breaking the code of silence
  • Identifying victims and potential victims
  • How to help the victims & bullies
  • Positive parenting tips
  • How to deal with “cyber bullying”
  • Developing friendship skills
  • Using virtues and emotional  intelligence in your home

TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS & VIRTUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

In this interactive workshop all participants will learn how to implement and teach Social Skills and Virtues to very young children in pre-schools, day cares and Head Start Programs.

The following will be covered:

  • What are Social Skills and why are they are so important
  • The latest research findings on the importance of learning social skills and virtues in the early years
  • How to “teach” a social skills or virtue lesson within your daily activities using themes and interactions with the children
  • Begin building Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • A yearly plan of teaching social skills and virtues
  • Track your successes
  • Working with your community school in creating socially skilled students, reducing bullying and increasing overall academic success
  • Helping children be more “school and friendship” ready
  • Understanding how this program will influence the well being of the early childhood educators and all staff

A teaching plan will be provided to educators at the end of the session. Resources included for each participant.

SOCIAL SKILLS AND BEYOND!

This workshop includes: social skills and social responsibility, bullying prevention and resources, emotion and virtue cards, and sample lesson plans.

The following will be covered:

  • Implementing social skills education into the classroom
  • Recognizing and preventing bullying
  • Familiarity with Bullying Prevention Resources
  • Key Elements for creating socially responsible children
  • Understanding Emotion Cards and Virtue Cards
  • Sample lesson plans to help integrate social skills into the curriculum
  • Implementing social skills education into the classroom
  • Recognizing and preventing bullying
  • Familiarity with Bullying Prevention Resources
  • Key Elements for creating socially responsible children
  • Understanding Emotion Cards and Virtue Cards
  • Sample lesson plans to help integrate social skills into the curriculum

YOU ARE VITAL TO YOUR STUDENTS….

This full day workshop is designed for Teaching Assistants.
As Teaching Assistants, you are a integral part of the school system in your community. Without you many students would not reach their full potential, you empower, encourage and facilitate their learning.

In this workshop we will cover the following:

  • Your role in the classroom / community
  • Working with your students
  • The science of teaching and learning
  • Reporting
  • Documenting
  • Following Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Working with students with disabilities
  • Confidentiality

We will cover these topics with large and small group activities. There will also be time for group discussions and sharing. You will walk away knowing the powerful role you play in your school and many new skills.

TAILORED KEYNOTES

Whether it is a workshop that you see on our website or a combination of topics that you want covered, we can customize a talk or workshop to your needs. Keynotes can be customized according to the focus of your conference or meeting. 20 years of speaking, 400 First Nation communities and 250 First Nation and Inuit schools visited help build a foundation for a relevant and passionately inspired keynote presentation.

Contact us for further details.

Susan Buchanan has been voted Business Woman of the Year by the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund.

She has been providing professional workshops for teachers, businesses, social workers, and leaders in First Nation and Inuit communities for the past 20 years. Susan is a published author of two books, educational curriculum and is an international Keynote and Conference speaker. Her workshops have been described as enlightening, valuable, positive, and dynamic.

Susan is proudly Cree with Metis status and SBE Group is registered as a 100% First Nation owned company, and honoured to have won the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Development Fund Business Woman of the Year Award for 2017

EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD BEFORE THE ACADEMIC CHILD

This talk will inspire attendees to consider our roots and what our children will need 10, 15, 20 years ahead. Strong and healthy RELATIONSHIPS is what we and the future will require. We have focused on Bullying Prevention as being a PRIORITY, now let us speak of Healthy Relationships as being the most important aspect of educating our children. Children learn best, and live longer when they are satisfied and secure within their relationships. Then, and only then will our money be well spent on academic materials and learning. We will see our students succeed.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OF OUR WORKSHOPS

BULLYING

At SBE Group, we have a 20 year history of focusing on bullying awareness and prevention. Our Bullying Prevention workshops are uniquely solution based, and are aimed at building healthy individuals, relationships, improving social skills and life skills.

EMOTIONAL HEALTH


Relationships - they are at the heart of everything we do. Our Emotional Health workshops help participants develop necessary skills & knowledge that lead to happier, more satisfying and rewarding lives and relationships.

TEAM BUILDING

Working as a part of a team is necessary in daily life. Participants in our team building workshops learn more about themselves and the members of their team. This workshop builds healthy understanding, effective communication skills and positive powerful teams.