Harmony At Home has been implementing Bullying Prevention Programs 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. This school year we are introducing Comprehensive Social and Emotional Supports to all of our school partners! This model will include in addition to Bullying Prevention, mental health supports, mentoring, coaching and psychoeducation for children, school staff and families. In Dr. Olweus’ words, founder of the world renowned Olweus Bullying Prevention Program:
“Every Child should have the right to be spared oppression and repeated intentional humiliation, and to feel safe at school.”
Dan Olweus, Ph.D
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.
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!