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The Bullying Prevention Program
There are many programs addressing the issue of bullying prevention but most programs focus on the knowledge or cognitive side rather than the affective or emotional side of the bullying process. The Bullying Prevention Program focuses on developing a healthy personality (emotionally competent) in which personal needs are met outside of the bullying process.
Here are the courses that are available for The Bullying Prevention Program
Interpersonal Assertion addresses how to effectively use direct, honest and appropriate expression of thoughts, feelings and behaviors in dealing with others. This is the desired communication style for both The Giver and The Receiver.
Self-Esteem is a perceived level of self-worth. The Giver uses the bullying process to bolster feelings of inadequacy while The Receiver’s Interpersonal Deference is highly correlated to low levels of self-esteem.
Empathy is the ability to sense, understand and accept another person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. A lack of empathy allows Givers to avoid the negative effects of their bullying behavior.
Self-Control is the ability to handle personal feelings and emotions in difficult life situations. This is a critical skill for both The Giver and The Receiver.
Resiliency includes the ability to proactively work through processes and activities and cause bottom-line results to happen. Research shows that those participating in the bullying process are more likely to participate again. Resiliency helps one recover from those negative effects and stops the bullying process from repeating itself.
Conflict Resolution is the process of resolving or finding a solution for some sort of disagreement, fight, or form of oppression. Conflict resolution includes the ability to help opposing parties or opposites agree on some common action. This is also a critical skill for both The Giver and The Receiver.