Harmony At Home has been implementing the world-renowned Olweus Bullying Prevention Program throughout Monterey County since 2012!  Every year we serve approximately 11,000 children, parents, teachers, non-teaching staff, administrators and community partners. The goals of the program are to reduce existing bullying problems among students, to prevent the development of new bullying problems and to achieve better peer relations at school. We will continue to expand this program as other schools and districts recognize the benefits of changing the climate and culture of a school. In Dr. Olweus’ words: “Every Child should have the right to be spared oppression and repeated intentional humiliation, and to feel safe at school.” – Dan Olweus, Ph.D

 

Student-Led Assembly: The goal of the assembly is to build community, safety, and bullying prevention awareness through upstander actions modeled by your upper grade students. Over a two-month period one of our bullying prevention coaches/coordinators will work directly with a core team of students to:

 

  • Assess your school climate.
  • Design and develop an engaging assembly to respond to your specific school needs in terms of bullying prevention.
  • Deliver the dynamic and student-driven assembly.
  • Debrief the process.

Our Student-Led Assembly Coordinator/Coach will create a platform and space for the students to take the lead in the assessment, design, and delivery process. Upon completion of the anti-bullying assembly, we will also provide you with a comprehensive report summarizing the assessment findings, debriefing notes, and suggested next steps to further enhance your school climate. Please contact Pinkie@harmony-at-home.org for more information.

Mindfulness

Over the years, school staff have reached out to us about the need for a Tier 2 program for students who are repeatedly struggling with emotional regulation. In response, Harmony At Home has designed a mindfulness intervention to support students with a pattern of behaviors that are creating a barrier to their academic, social, and emotional growth. Our vision is to create a mindfulness space, in which a Harmony At Home Mindfulness Coach will facilitate interventions based on the student and school needs. 

Mindfulness Techniques offered to students in the Mindfulness Room

  • Meditative Reflection
  • Goal-Setting-Session
  • Mindful Movement
  • Breath-Work
  • Empathy Circle

The overall intention of these techniques is to create a school culture of inclusivity by promoting self-reflection, positive consequences for goal-setting, compassion, and valuing education.

In addition to the techniques and outcomes listed, we would establish a referral and follow-up process to ensure communication and collaboration amongst the staff, teachers, students, parents, and mindfulness coach.

Walter Colton Assembly Team preparing for the big day!

Walter Colton group photo!

Millennium Charter High School Group Photo

MCHS Student speech as part of the assembly!

Chualar Assembly Group Photo

Chualar MC speaking about upstander actions!

Pink Shirt Day: Participants wore pink to help Salinas Elementary Schools bring an end to bullying!

Wonderful turn out for Pink Shirt Day all across the Monterey Peninsula. Participants wore pink to show that they don’t tolerate bullying in their community.

Kammann Elementary School marches to stop bullying! Each classroom created a customized shield to defend against bullying!