SEL & Bullying Prevention

Social Perspectives

Social Perspectives

Too Good for Violence

Social Perspectives

Character education and asset development are at the core of Too Good for Violence: Social Perspectives providing students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need for positive social development and supportive relationships.

Too Good builds protection within the student by:
  • Providing opportunities for pro-social involvement
  • Establishing positive norms including healthy beliefs and clear standards
  • Promoting bonding to pro-social peers
  • Increasing personal and social skills

Mitigates the risk factors associated with problem behaviors by addressing:

  • Poor Social Skills
  • Peer Rejection
  • Inappropriate Social Behaviors
  • Friends Who Engage In Problem Behaviors

In Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives, students differentiate feelings and actions, understand and practice respect between peers, and celebrate diversity. Students learn to manage bullying situations and choose peaceful ways to resolve conflict and manage stress and frustration.

 At the elementary school level, additional skills and developmental topics build on the core SEL skill set to broaden the student’s sense of self-efficacy and confidence as well as promote social awareness and empathy skills.  Problem solving skills and sorting skills are introduced to prepare young children to resolve disagreements and to compromise and find pro-social solutions to bullying situations.  Additional concepts covered in the curriculum are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student. 

These additional concepts include:

  • Being a Peacemaker - Grades K-2
  • Creating a Peaceable Environment  - Grades K-2
  • Problem Solving - Grades K-5
  • Celebrating Differences – Grades 1-5
  • Anger Management – Grades 1-5
  • Respect for Self and Others - Grades 3-5
  • Conflict Resolution – Grades 3-5
  • Identifying and Managing Bullying – Grades 3-5

Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives 6-8 develops and applies social and emotional learning skills for conflict resolution, bullying prevention, anger management, and respect for self and others. In middle school, students learn the negative consequences of aggressive behavior.

Engaging, age-appropriate lessons use games, music, skits, and role-play to engage all students and give them multiple opportunities to practice these essential skills and apply them directly to their own lives.

Each grade level curriculum builds on the previous by continually developing skills and addressing common problems faced in middle school life teaching students how to manage situations in a positive and healthy way.  Additional concepts in the program supplement and reinforce the SEL skill concepts and are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student. 

These additional concepts include:

  • Influence of Media Portrayals of Violence - Grade 6
  • Influence of Peer Violence - Grade 7
  • Teen Dating Violence - Grade 8
  • Conflict Resolution - Grades 6-8
  • Anger Management - Grades 6-8
  • Respect for Self and Others - Grades 6-8
  • Identifying and Managing Bullying Situations - Grades 6-8

Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives High School is a dynamic, experiential course designed to immerse students in the core social skill development they need to navigate the world they will enter after high school.  The experiential learning design applies interactive games and activities to let the students try on and apply the skills and strategies in peer groups.  Students learn essential SEL skills as well as additional skill lessons to ready them to face the challenges they can foresee and the obstacles they can’t as they work to reaching their goals. 

These additional concepts include:

  • Respect for Self and for Others
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Healthy Teen Dating
  • Social Media Awareness

 

Too Good for Drugs & Violence High School 

TGFD&V combines the SEL and social competency, conflict resolution, and problem solving skill development of Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives with the additional Substance Abuse prevention components  of Too Good for Drugs into one seamless 15 lesson course.

These additional concepts include:

  • Safe Use of Prescription and OTC drugs
  • Effects of Nicotine Use
  • Effects of Alcohol Use
  • Effects of Marijuana Use
  • Effects of Street Drugs including Opioids and Stimulants

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Lisa L., Director of Youth Programs

"Not only do the participants utilize the concepts that are taught from the curriculum, but teachers begin to utilize the same concepts into their academic lessons. "

Lisa L., Director of Youth Programs

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