Resources for School-Wide Programming
Manitoba Education does not endorse any one particular program to establish safe school climates. The selection of applicable resources is a decision of the school and school division. This listing provides links to a selection of research-based commercial resources considered tools to assist in school-wide prevention planning, intervention and restorative practices. You may note that several programs are being piloted within Manitoba schools as part of their school-wide positive behaviour support. This list does not claim to represent all available programs, nor have they been reviewed.
- Coping Power Program The Coping Power program is a preventive intervention delivered to at-risk children in the late elementary school and early middle school years. Coping Power is based on an empirical model of risk factors for substance use and delinquency and addresses key factors including: social competence, self-regulation, and positive parental involvement.
- Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a whole-school program aimed at preventing or reducing bullying throughout a school setting Even with a school's best efforts, bullying can affect the safety and wellbeing of the entire student population. In order to stop bullying, it needs to be addressed at every level of a student's experience.
- The PAX Good Behavior Game: A Life Changing Game for Children and Youth (Dennis D. Embry, Ph.D. & Claire Richardson)
- The PATHS (Providing Alternative THinking Strategies)® Curriculum is a program for educators and counsellors that is designed to facilitate the development of self-control, emotional awareness, and interpersonal problem-solving skills. The PATHS® Curriculum is designed for use with elementary school- aged children. The purposes of the PATHS® Curriculum are to enhance the social competence and social understanding of children, as well as to facilitate educational processes in the classroom.
- Peer Resources CDN. Training, Resources and Consultation to persons who wish to establish or strengthen peer helping, peer support, peer mediation, peer referral, peer education, peer coaching, and mentor programs in schools, universities, communities, and corporations.
- Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports
- to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.
- Reconnecting Youth (RY) is a science-based prevention program designed as a semester-long class for at risk high-school youth. RY teens benefit by increasing school achievement, mood management and drug use control. It is a SAMHSA 'Model' program and rated as a 'Promising' suicide prevention approach by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
- Respect in School is Canada’s only on-line bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect prevention program for all school-based leaders. This program is ideal for any adult or student leader in a position of power and trust over other students and has been crafted to be completed by all school personnel.
- Roots of Empathy At a time when stories of marginalization, aggression and bullying abound, educators are recognizing that Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is as important to the success of their students, as the traditional three Rs.
- Safe & Civil Schools can help K-12 educators:
- Sources of Strength: Connecting Peers and Adults is a comprehensive wellness program that works to use peer leaders to change norms around codes of silence and help seeking. The program is designed to increase help seeking behaviours and connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength has a true preventative aim in building multiple sources of support around individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.
- Stand Up 2 Bullying, Canadian Red Cross
- Steps to Respect program teaches elementary students to recognize, refuse, and report bullying, be assertive, and build friendships.
- Safer, Saner Schools, Whole-School Change Through Restorative Practices