Achieving Safer Schools from the Inside Out: A Youth Empowerment Strategy

We often underestimate the power of students as change agents and their ability to influence social norms, especially norms related to intolerance and harassment. This session explores the effectiveness of empowering student bystanders, who are often in the best position to prevent, interrupt and stop bullying and cyberbullying. We’ll highlight our SAHMSA NREPP-listed Safe School Ambassadors program and its key fidelity elements. We’ll share lessons learned about implementation, including strategies for using SSA in partnership with other programs and models that lead to positive outcomes and measurable shifts in discipline and school climate. Special attention will be taken to explore how joint implementation of SSA and restorative practices can enhance the effectiveness of each model.

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Location: Lehigh Date: October 27, 2015 Time: 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Rick Phillips, M.S.Ed.