“Bully-Proofing” program coming to CLHS

By Evelyn Long - for the Morrow County Sentinel

The public is invited to the program “Bully-Proofing Youth” to be presented November 23, 2015 in the Patrick Drouhard Auditorium at Cardington-Lincoln High School.

The program, which will run from 6 to 7:30 pm, is being given by Therapist Jim Bisenius.

Bully-Proofing Youth is a practical and effective bullying prevention program designed for students in grades 1-12. It teaches what the students who target, look for in those they pick on and how to stop giving those reactions. Through assembles, workshops, and group training, therapist Jim Bisenius instructs students, teachers, and parents in ways to eliminate bullying behavior. His presentations are delivered in an extremely entertaining and interactive manner using humor, drawings, story telling and role playing. This program offers unique techniques and tools that will benefit even schools where anti-bullying curriculum is already in place.

The training techniques taught during the Bully-Proofing Youth assemblies focus on helping victimized students retain their personal power and dignity through simple action steps that alter body—language and control reactions to bullying.

The Anonymous Peer Rating Tool quantifies both bully and victim behavior and can be used to measure changes in individuals, groups or the entire student population throughout the school year. The staff workshop increases awareness of the underlying causes of bully and victim behavior and prepares teachers and administrators to handle situations without making them worse. In addition staff will learn methods of restructuring and re-mapping classrooms and buses. They will also learn strategies to effectively interact with parents.

This program is provided courtesy of a three year guidance grant awarded to the Cardington-Lincoln Schools.

Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at [email protected]


By Evelyn Long

for the Morrow County Sentinel