Five Marin County schools will have the opportunity to partner with No Bully in the 2013-2014 school year through funding provided by the CCSESA Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) to the Marin County Office of Education. One of the goals of this statewide initiative is to build the capacity of schools and communities to implement prevention and early identification strategies that promote student mental health. The regional plan for the SMHI contract has a specific focus on bullying prevention.
No Bully has an oustanding track record in helping Marin County schools implement its system to prevent and stop student bullying and harassment.
MCOE has contracted with No Bully to deliver the professional development and principal support for schools to successfully stop student bullying and harassment and to qualify as No Bully Schools. Schools that partner with No Bully will receive an integrated series of workshops and principal coaching designed to help schools implement and sustain the No Bully System® long-term.
· No Bully Foundational Training. This three-hour in-service workshop gives all school personnel a common language around bullying and harassment and trains them how to intervene to stop incidents as required by California law.
· Solution Coach Training. This one-day training prepares core teachers from each school to become Solution Coaches®, able to convene a Solution Team® for a student who is the target of persistent bullying and to follow up with students who are entrenched in the role of bully or victim. No Bully trains five Solution Coaches® per school at the elementary level, ten at the middle/high school level.
· How to Bully-Proof your Kid. The No Bully Parent and Guardian Workshop teaches parents how to bully-proof their child so that they are neither a bully nor a target. This 90-minute workshop is integral to securing parent support for the school’s anti-bullying initiative.
· Coaching for school leadership. No Bully provides the school principal with three coaching sessions to help articulate the school’s social vision, draft an anti-bullying policy for the site and identify the best anti-bullying curricula for the school.
The No Bully System® aligns with PBIS and restorative justice and brings schools in to compliance the new California anti-bullying laws. Independent studies have found that schools that implement the No Bully System® are able to resolve bullying and harassment in at least 80% of cases.
HOW TO APPLY
In order to become one of the five beneficiary schools, the school principal should apply to No Bully as soon as possible and no later than April 30, 2013 by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org AND cc to email@example.com Lisa Schwartz, Marin County Office of Education with the following information:
- Name of school, number of students and staff and the town/county in which you are located.
- Brief statement of need around creating a bully-free school
- Brief information about the demographics of your school stating ethnicity and number of students on free or reduced lunch
Note: there is no form to fill out – simply send an e-mail.
Applications will be considered in the order they are received.