ABC offers proven Anti-Bullying Presentations, Trainings, Workshops and Professional Development services.
Geared for entire districts, administrators, faculty, professional conferences, businesses or civic groups. Through KMM Resources, Inc., ABC provides these options and develops trainings per interest and need. ABC has specialized experience with private, parochial and faith-based schools.

* The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program *

For public, private, parochial and faith-based schools

After the suicide death of three adolescent boys who experienced severe bullying, the Norwegian Ministry of Education commissioned Professor Dan Olweus to develop a large scale research and intervention project on bully/victim problems. This was the start of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) and now after thirty-five years it has become the most-researched and best-known bullying prevention program in the world. OBPP is for students ages 5-15 with adaptations available for high school. Results are overwhelmingly positive; studies show 50% average reductions in bullying and reductions in other anti-social behavior such as vandalism, fighting, theft and truancy. Clear improvements are seen in the social climate of classrooms, improved discipline and more positive attitudes of students toward school, schoolwork and their classmates.
Objective: to prepare interested schools to implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program with fidelity
Time - Overview: 45 minutes to 1.5 hours (per audience request)
Time - Full Implementation: Two day training for school team and consultation for one year for administrators.

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The Myths, Mistakes and Best Practices ALL Adults Must Know to Stop School Bullying
For public, private, parochial and faith based schools

This interactive session covers myths, mistakes and disagreements in adult responses to bullying violence. Bullying thrives on misinformation. Learn how discoveries in bullying prevention can revolutionize your approach to youth bullying. Participants will be able to:
• Define and differentiate violence, bullying, teasing, rough-housing and normal peer conflict.
• Rank violent behaviors.
• Discuss adult agreement in responding to violence in children.
• Identify what will not work with bullies, what can re-victimize the target and what elementary and middle school students want most from adults at school.
• Consider the benefit of best-practices in bullying prevention in schools.

Objective: to utilize research, avoid mistakes, gain consensus in providing evidence-based approaches and best practices in bullying prevention with youth.
Time: 3 hours
Recommended audiences: Professional, parent, civic and general audiences. Adults who are responsible for schools or school age children as well as any concerned adult who wants to know how to stop and prevent youth bullying.

* Best Practices & Programs that Work *

Know Best Practices, What Does and Does Not Work in Bullying Prevention
For public, private, parochial and faith based schools

Knowing what works and what does not work may be the most powerful tool for decision makers in determining effective bullying prevention programming. The session covers bullying prevention best practices, what to avoid and basic information on bullying prevention programs. Participants will receive helpful information to decide start up programming or additional program ideas to enhance ongoing efforts at their schools. Understanding best practices, utilizing prevention strategies and making program decisions is the best way to help:
- children who bully and risk multiple felonies and incarceration
- children who are targeted and abused with real and lasting damage to their emotional and academic lives
- children who watch and live with regret that they did not take action to help targeted classmates.

Objective: to support administrators and faculty in their understanding and selection of bullying prevention best practices programming for their schools.
Time: 1.5 hr
Recommended audiences: Professional, parent, civic and general audiences. Or any adult who is responsible for schools.

* How to Stop Bullying "On the Spot" *

How to Intervene: real support for those who do not want to make the situation worse.
For public, private, parochial and faith based schools

This interactive session covers how administrators, teachers, and other school staff members can take action as soon as they suspect or are aware of student bullying. Many times adults don’t get involved because they have trouble recognizing bullying or see it as unimportant. Others are concerned but not sure what to do; they are uncertain about administrator expectations and support or they fear that they might make the situation worse or put themselves at risk. Learn how to establish school wide expectations and effective faculty and staff responses to stop bullying and to follow-up after bullying has taken place.

Objective: to support administrators, faculty and staff in what to say and do when they suspect or see bullying in their classroom, the hall or on campus.
Time: 1.5 hr
Recommended audiences: administrators, faculty and staff who want to know how to intervene with student bullying and maintain safety for those involved.

* Baked Potatoes, Childcare and Bullying Prevention *

Evidence-based bullying prevention basics for families and friends at your school.
For public, private, parochial and faith based schools

With baked potatoes, child care and your cafeteria, plan the easiest dinner and speaker session of your career. Set aside a time to update your parents with a speaker on the most current information about bullying prevention and a message from you about your school’s efforts in bullying preventing. Speaker time includes a parent survey to identify concerns and interest in prevention implementation. Take time out to listen, provide solid information and build support with your families for evidence-based bullying prevention at your school.

Objective: To support schools in their efforts to provide evidence-based prevention information to parents, grandparents and members of their community.
Time: 1.5 hr
Recommended audiences: Parent Teacher Association Meetings, parent groups, grandparent groups, families or community groups that would like to learn more about school bullying prevention.

* Student Bullying Survey for Schools *

Administrator review session covering the greatest concerns with specific prevention recommendations.
For public, private, parochial and faith based schools

Make the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire (OBQ) available to your students in grades 3 through 12. With the anonymous OBQ questionnaire, you will learn exactly what your students perceive about bullying in their school; what kind of school bullying they experience as the victim, the bystander or the bully. Organized by grade and gender, this is invaluable information. Administrator review will discuss the most common types and the bullying locations; student perception of faculty concern and help; student feelings of belonging and safety. The review session will pinpoint areas of greatest concern with specific suggestions for actions to stop and preventing bullying and improve the school climate at your school.

Objective: To provide administrators with a confidential opportunity to review bullying issues identified by their students, explore options and begin an evidence-based prevention plan for their campus.
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* Safe Dates: An Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum *

For public and private schools and youth organizations

Safe Dates, by Hazelden Publishing, is an evidence-based dating violence prevention program. Safe Dates helps young people recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative or abusive dating relationships. The Safe Dates program was found to be effective in both preventing violence among teens and reducing perpetration among teens already using violence against their dates.

Student participants reported:
• less acceptance of dating violence
• stronger communication and anger management skills
• less gender stereotyping
• greater awareness of community services for dating abuse

The curriculum provides ten-sessions that target attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence. Each session is approximately 50 minutes in length. Safe Dates can be flexibly scheduled (e.g., daily or weekly sessions). Session topics include: recognizing caring relationships and abusive relationships, how to help friends, overcoming gender stereotypes, healthy communication skills, preventing sexual assault and interactive parent materials. At the conclusion of the sessions, the class prepares posters and presents the scripted dating abuse play suitable for a school wide assembly with students leading discussions with the audience on local statistics and resources.

Objective: Students will learn to recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative or abusive dating relationships.
Time: 10 sessions approximately 50 minute in length. If you do not have time to complete all ten sessions, the curriculum has suggestions for a six-session or four-session program. It is important to realize, however, that the fidelity of the product and accompanying outcomes are best maintained by completing all ten sessions.
Recommended audiences: students, public and private schools and youth organizations.