Be SAFE: Addressing Bullying in Out-of-School Settings

Date: March 26, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Mary K. Fine Conference Room, 1025 E. Forest, Building B, Detroit, MI 48207
Contact: Lisa Tams: tams@anr.msu.edu or 734-727-7236

Workshop description: Bullying issues are of great concern to many young people, their families and the adults who work with them. This engaging workshop focuses on root causes and complexities of issues of bullying, bias and harassment while integrating healthy social and emotional learning throughout. Participants will learn about a Michigan State University Extension initiative called Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments.

Be SAFE taps the wisdom and resiliency of young people and invites adults to work in partnership with youth to create environments that are physically and emotionally safe for all. The initiative includes a comprehensive curriculum that is based on extensive research from a variety of key disciplines. The curriculum is designed for adults to use with 11– to 14-year-olds in a variety of out-of-school-time settings, such as 4-H, afterschool programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Scouts, sports, faith-based programs and YMCAs. The curriculum can also be used within middle school settings.

Workshop participants will receive a copy of the 224-page curriculum, which includes more than 30 experiential and engaging activities designed for group learning.

Workshop Facilitators: The workshop will be facilitated by MSU Extension program leaders, Janet Olsen and Karen Pace, who are co-authors of the Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments curriculum.

Visit the Be SAFE: Addressing Bullying in Out-of-School Settings registration page for more information.

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