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Identify Isolated Students
Teachers across the country are implementing new strategies in identifying and helping students who may be struggling to engage with their peers.
Read one teacher's account of how she reduced bullying in her school with a unique way to identify students who were isolated, withdrawn and subject to bullying.
Students who trust a teacher, have frequent conversations with them and receive guidance and praise are more likely to feel connected to both the teacher and the classroom.
This video demonstrates how beginning to build a relationship with a student can be as simple as having a secret handshake.
Youth mentoring programs help students develop and grow under the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable adult.
Find more mentor guides and handouts at the
National Mentoring Resource Center website.
Parent/caregiver or youth cafés offer a safe space to connect, share and start conversations around building real-life protective factors in our homes and communities. The café model can be used in school- and community-based settings with adults or youth.
For more information on cafes, please
email the Kentucky Strengthening Families office.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and grow. Because the program is not a curriculum, its core principles, rules and supportive materials can be adapted for any program children and youth attend on a regular basis, such as after-school programs, camps and community youth programs. Visit the
Violence Prevention Works program website for more information about bullying prevention.