This prevention mental health cognitive-behavioural program provides students with strategies they can use when faced with bullying behaviour and other types of anti-social behaviour.
Recently published research has shown that this program has a powerful impact on strengthening students’ cognitive and emotional responses to bullying.
The course consists of four lessons (the second lesson can take two class periods to present). Delivery of this course is flexible and can be taught to classroom-sized groups of students or used with individual students who are currently being victimised by bullying. It includes four animated videos covering four elements
Part 1. Bullying and its impact
Part 2. Thinking makes it so
Part 3. Things to say and do
Part 4. Coping in action
Each of the four parts contains discussion topics, activities and a list of materials needed for running the group activities.
This program can be incorporated into school timetables. Alternatively, one session can be developed with students being shown the complete animated video program supplemented by activities drawn from the material in the teacher's guide.