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[September 25 update: see Stan Davis event information]

Cooperating School Districts invites school teams to address bully prevention with a combination of resources that introduce the latest research and a comprehensive culture-building approach that dramatically reduces bullying.

CSD’s CHARACTERplus will blend intensive skill training with national expert Stan Davis and local leaders with an online community forum that explores Davis’ signature chapters and shares participant policies, practices, surveys, and progress. Davis has 40 years of experience as a social worker and school counselor. These can be taken as a series or as individual workshops. (An online book study, Schools Where Everyone Belongs, is also included). For questions on these workshops, contact Diane Stirling.

Bullying Prevention: Train with Stan Davis
October 15 • 8:30AM – 3PM • [FULL]
[New Date & Location Added: October 16 • Edwardsville, IL]
Davis guides educators in the use of assessment data to develop effective responses to harmful actions and behaviors. He encourages each school team or participant to survey their staff through his online survey process. He will bring results to this session. The survey is brief and is free to your school, thanks to Davis. To partake:

(1) send an email to dstirling@csd.org naming your
school and requesting this service by August 24;
(2) you will then receive a URL for your school’s survey;
(3) bring staff together to take the online survey on or
before September 15;
(4) Stan will bring your results to the workshop
on October 15.

Building Your Response Team with Bill Brengle
October 31 • 9AM – 3PM • CSD Conference Room “C”
Develop policies that start with the right questions and involve administration, staff, SROs and students work. Create a team with the caring, capacity and process to respond effectively to reports. Learn how to address adult bullying and develop shared staff norms for the student-staff relationship.

Developing a Culture of Courageous Allies
with Karen Smith

December 10 • 9AM – 3PM • Brentwood School District Conference Center
Learn how Mark Twain Elementary reduced bullying reports 99% with class meetings, buddies, families, student leadership and a staff study and response to Schools Where Everyone Belongs.

Student Summit
[Date and Place To Be Announced]
Middle and high school students come together in teams and as catalysts of positive change in their school culture. They develop action plans to assess and address the peer cruelty within their community.

To register for these events, click here and search by date or title. CHARACTERplus members get this professional development at no cost; non-members pay $200 for each full day session.