Through the Project Bridge/Safe Schools Healthy Students initiative, Title I, and the Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention Department, the 2013 Bridge To Prevention Academy is being held at Pompano Beach High School, June 11-13, 2013. During this three-day conference,participants will learn about state-of-the-art prevention and diversity resources, strategies for Black male success, as well as community and District support systems. We have secured the services of some excellent presenters. The presentations are designed to assist you and your schools in addressing issues related to violence prevention,sexual health, diversity, and more specifically, Black male success. Keynote presenters include Dr. Breyan Haizlip and Dr. Adam Haizlip from Georgia Southern University; Dr. Dilys Schoorman, Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Angel Jannasch-Pernell and Dr. Yadira Flores, KOI Education; LaMarr Darnell Shields, The Cambio Group; Fred Baker and Marcella Young; and, Mr. Guy Wheeler, Justice for Life.
Day 2 of the Academy will feature a Resource Fair and a Health Fair for conference attendees.
The conference is open to instructional staff at Title I Schools (by application only), Broward County Public Schools instructional leaders and members of the Black Male Success Task Force.
ABOVE THE INFLUENCE BROWARD – MAY 18, 2013
“Above the Influence” (ATI) is a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not letting negative influences get to you. It’s about resisting the pressure to drink, do drugs, be thin, discriminate against others, act violently, take steroids, join a gang, or do anything that goes against WHO YOU ARE, in order to fit in. And if you’re one of the people who wants to stay above these negative influences, you’ve come to the right spot.
RISE ABOVE. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. JOIN THE MOVEMENT. CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
To learn more about ATI and to register for the event, click here
The ATI kick-off event and movement will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Building, 600 SE Third Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale, with a march ending at Huizenga Plaza. Once at the Huizenga Plaza,the community will join a rally and be able to display their talent through activities such as step teams, spoken words and dance to show what keeps them ABOVE THE INFLUENCE. Broward County Schools and community agencies will also be sharing information about all the resources available to our community around these important topics. And all of this is at no cost to you.
If you wish to register your school group, please contact the Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention Department at (754) 321-2568.
If you are an individual or community group wishing to register, click here.
Broward County Schools Violence Prevention Efforts
Violence-free, safe school environments set the foundation for learning, achievement and cognitive growth. They also support compassion, creativity, resiliency, productivity, self-understanding and self-actualization. To this end, we have developed resources to address bullying and dating violence.
Access Anti-Bullying & Dating Violence Toolkits here
By clicking here, you will find many of the resources necessary to get your anti-bullying efforts off to a great start! Find everything from Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9 to resources for administrators, Prevention Liaisons, teachers, students and parents/caregivers. You will also find resources needed to comply with the requirements of our anti-bullying policy. Additional resources can be found by clicking on our Anti-Bullying tab.
By clicking here, you will find many of the resources necessary to address your dating violence and abuse prevention efforts. Use these tools to meet the requirements of School Board of Broward County Policy 5010: Dating Violence and Abuse. There are training modules for staff, students and parents. Additional resources can be found by clicking on our Violence Prevention tab.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The ‘Planting Seeds of Prevention’ Prevention Curriculum Book was created by Broward County Public School’s Office of Prevention to serve as a teaching tool and a one stop shop for all your prevention needs. Click on the image to view and/or download it now!
The Jim Hall presentation titled, “Synthetic Drugs – Four Words & an Acronym”
Humanity Project teams up with South Plantation High to create the “I Care” Teen Driver Safety Program. Check it out. Click here.
Want to know next month’s prevention observances? It’s all on The Office of Prevention’s Calendar of Prevention Observances.