Bullying & Prevention

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Bullying and Violence

Research has shown that hurtful behaviors such as intimidation, taunting and threats of violence can have long-term detrimental effects on both the victims and the perpetrators. Youth are having difficulty with social and emotional competencies, decision-making skills, self-control, self-discipline, and relationship management, all of which lead to destructive behaviors at home, at school and in the community. Lions Quest curricula:

  • Provide research-based tools empowering students to develop respect, responsibility and caring behaviors, actively engaging educators, parents and community members in reinforcement.
  • Incorporate five critical elements proven to reduce negative, anti-social behaviors and promote positive school behaviors- comprehensive classroom curriculum; positive school climate; parent involvement; community involvement; and professional development.
  • Teach effective listening skills, good decision-making skills, conflict resolution, self-awareness, social awareness, self-control, self-discipline, resisting peer pressure, and celebrating diversity.
  • Teach a variety of community-building activities to create a safe and nurturing learning environment, which encourages the development of positive social behaviors and reduces incidences of misconduct.
  • Develop stress reduction and anger management skills

Substance Abuse

Lions Quest K-12 programs are among the most highly acclaimed positive prevention programs in the world. Lions Quest curricula:

  • Reduce risk factors that encourage drug use
  • Engage the home, school and community in developing assets for young people within a unified school-community initiative
  • Promote the protective factors that discourage drug use
  • Establish normative beliefs that drug use is not the norm among young people, and provide a clear "no use" message
  • Address internal and external pressures to use drugs and teach peer pressure strategies
  • Teach resistance and other social skills, as well as emotional competencies
  • Provide accurate, age-appropriate information about the short- and long-term impact of drug use on a young person's health, friendships, interests and future goals
  • Encourage students to be healthy role models through service-learning projects in the school and community
  • Provide evaluation instruments to measure the effectiveness of the program

Does It Work?
We have arrived at common agreements and it has helped with classroom discipline.
  Liudvukas Stulpinas Basic School
Klaipeda, Lithuania

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