Yoga for Students with PTSD

Here’s a YouTube video from PBS on a school program to help traumatized students deal with their stress in a positive manner. You will see 7th graders learning yoga as a way to cope with stress of life in a community rife with homelessness, shooting, and gang war trauma (PTSD)

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Toolkits: NEA’s Bullyfree It Starts With Me

Here are some resources for bullying prevention from  nea.org/bullyfree. They are downloadable .pdfs on the following: (click on “Source” link cited at the end.)

Identify, Intervene, Advocate

  • How to Identify Bullying
  • How to Intervene in a Bullying Incident
  • How to Be an Advocate for Bullied Students

Trainings

  • Bullying and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Intervention Training Modules

More Toolkits

  • After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
  • Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying
  • Bullying, Harassment and Hazing

Source: Toolkits: NEA’s Bullyfree It Starts With Me

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

This is an 11 page training .pdf by the Pacer Center. It includes bulleted slides and more detailed text explaining the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) model:Using a Functional Behavioral Assessment to Understand Behavior. You will have to copy and paste this link into your browser to get the .pdf.  http://www.pacer.org/pbis/trainingmods/pdf/02-SW-PBIS-Using-FBA-to-Understand-Behavior.pdf

Bad Behavior Does Not Doom Pupils, Studies Say

This is a Nov. 13, 2007 article written in the New York Times which reports on two studies on children who enter school with behavior problems and how teachers and parents should understand and manage those problems.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/13/health/13kids.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&