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					Model Development Task
        Team
   Report to Bullying Issues
         Committee
   An Emerging Model for Bullying
  Prevention: Community Strategies
                        Social Climate

                           •Inclusive
                           •Respectful
                            • Promotes
                            Awareness
                     •Specific     •Skill
                     interventions Development


Comprehensive Social Supports            Instructional Supports
             Social Climate
 Inclusive programs support a healthy, non-
  violent physical and social environment for
  children and youth to promote pro-social skills.
 Preventive programs promote awareness and
  positive attitudes.
 Culture and communication reflect a shared
  vision and demonstrate a respectful and
  caring community.
 Responsive to the diverse needs of
  individuals.
        Instructional Supports
 Programs enhance knowledge, skill development,
  respectful behaviours and attitudes in violence
  prevention.
 Instruction offers a continuum of services,
  responding to the needs of individuals.
 Examples of instructional programs can range
  from one hour sessions, 6 week workshops or
  individual instruction.
 Help adults (all who touch children’s lives)
  understand their role in violence prevention.
Comprehensive Social Supports
 Services that assist children and youth in
  making healthy, non-violent choices.
 Offer specific interventions to prevent the
  further occurrence of bullying behaviour or
  victimization.
 Continuum of social supports to address
  individual needs.
              Action Steps
 Collaborative approach with a systemic
  framework including
  – Community centres
  – Businesses
  – Schools
  – Community organizations
  – Government
                   Action Steps
 Community collaboration mechanism:
- A broad framework of governance that encompasses:
               - financial support
               - policy development
               - media communication
               - local social climate
               - cross ministerial levels of government
               e.g. children’s services, health,
       education, justice.
- Public Awareness Campaign
- Provision of Model Service Delivery and Equity of Access
               Action Steps
 Develop a website that includes
  – emerging model,
  – resource materials,
  – links to service providers, schools and
    communities,
  – opportunities for information sharing.

				
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