Resource Guide: Educator Information

Resource Guide: Educator Information

Be a Friend First

This Girl Scouts' program gives middle school girls valuable skills to develop healthy relationships, prevent bully behavior, and become peacemakers in their schools and communities.

In BFF, girls get to explore thorny issues like peer pressure, stereotyping, gossip, and cliques through engaging role-plays, creative writing, games, and discussion exercises. They can also create and lead projects in their schools and communities to tackle bullying issues on their terms and turf!

BFF easily integrates into existing health or character education classes, or can even serve as an after-school program in the community.

Healthy relationships are the solution to bully prevention. BFF inspires girls to lead one another—with friendship!

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools is a FREE program that assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. Includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.

The State of Ohio provides a variety of bullying prevention resources for families, schools and communities. These resources include a model anti-bullying policy and related presentation materials, a webinar series and links to helpful websites. Districts can take advantage of these tools for help in meeting their legal requirement to establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying.

The National Crime Prevention Council explains an effective strategy for Supporting Teen Victims of Crime, as well as identifying and addressing bullying behaviors.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.

Peace2Solutions offers definitions on bullying, key elements in best practices for addressing bullying and violent interactions.  There are no fees for Toledo area training and in-services.  There are some nominal costs to cover materials.

Kognito is a commercial product, providing an award-winning suite of role-playing training simulations and games in the areas of health and behavioral health, including At-Risk Youth techniques to facilitate behavioral change, early intervention, prevention, and treatment adherence.

PBS Learning Resources offers free learning guides, media clips, downloadable print materials and lessons that adhere to national and state educational standards.  Create an account and begin using the materials.  Grades 5-8 concentration

The University of Toledo’s Anti-Bullying Task Force provides information for students online, which clarifies bullying and addresses any concerns, including a link to report bullying incidents and a link to a UT counselor.

Teen PEP (Peers Educating Peers) is a Toledo Children's Hospital sponsored program in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health.

The PEACE Project (Protecting Every Abused Child E