Teaching Empathy

Harmony At Home had the opportunity to attend the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) conference last year and the keynote speaker, Michele Borba, spoke about the importance of fostering empathy in children to prevent bullying.  Empathy is both a safeguard from anti-social behavior and essential to social success. It’s “the ability to feel with someone,” Dr. Borba […]

Effects of Childhood Bullying and Adversity

Ever wonder how our human health is affected by adverse childhood experiences? What it is like to be on the receiving end of bullying behavior? What is bullying behavior? Why some families and populations see generations of adverse experiences over and over? Below are three videos that I found to be very informative and powerful. […]

Top 10 Videos on Social Emotional Learning

Are you looking to enhance your student’s or child’s learning about social emotional skills? Look no further! After working with several esteemed educators last year, I noticed that many teachers were on the look out for high quality videos with a proactive and positive message. So, I created a long list of videos that you […]

Has Philes: Advice for Raising Children That Don’t Bully

Dear Carolyn: With all the bullying in the news these days, I’m wondering (as the mom of a 15-month-old) if you have any advice for raising children who don’t bully and don’t allow others to bully them.  Wondering Sure, I’ll dash that off in 500 words. It’s a great and sweeping and relevant question, so […]

Back To School Bullying Prevention Tips

From our Harmony at Home Bullying Prevention Team, here are some tips for preventing and reducing bullying based on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and our federal guidelines. Assess: What are your needs based on data from school climate surveys? The Olweus Bullying Questionnaire is a fabulous tool to assess student needs in regards to bullying. Engage: Involve […]

2017-2018 School Year

Harmony At Home is gearing up for the new school year!  Our agency provides counseling services to hundreds of disadvantaged children throughout Monterey County.  Our Sticks & Stones program serves Alisal Union School District, Salinas City Elementary School District, Salinas Union High School District, Spreckels Union School District, and King City School District.  We also […]