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2018-19 Calendar of Schoolboard Observances DPI/Dept. Diversity, Prevention & Intervention - HERE
Broward County Schools - DPI Prevention Resource list . - HERE
Choose Peace/Stop Violence announces the 10th annual Choose Peace Week” celebration. Since 2010, the initiative has worked with partners, communities and youth to address the terrible reality of youth violence. The initiative is a collaborative effort led by the United Way of Broward County, the School Board of Broward County and Children’s Services Council of Broward County.
Silence can Create Change.... That's why every year hundreds of thousands of students and adults across the world take a vow of silence on a Friday in April. This quiet but powerful, student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination. Join us for a national day of action "A Day of Silence"
Social Media Activities
The United Nations designated March 21st as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination! Wear RED on March 21st and share your own commitment on Twitter using #ItstartsWithMe #FightRacism
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Teen DV Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. And nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control. Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day - Jan 11
No Name Calling Week - Jan 21-25
GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week is a week organized by K-12 educators and students to end name-calling and bullying in schools. The week is rooted in the idea of #KindnessInAction — not merely recognizing the importance of kindness, but actively adding kindness into our every action. See below ways to participate and put #KindnessInAction, including lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school!
Lean about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
The more awareness that is created during the anti-bullying week -- and all year round, you are one step closer to putting an end to bullying!
Go Blue to End Mean Campaign
Watch the campaign videos HERE
This campaign is inspired by "Mean Stinks", a project sponsored
by Secret Deodorant that is designed to raise awareness of bullying
among middle school girls, challenges everyone to get involved to
pledge solidarity to wear blue and standup to bullying.
Go Blue to End Mean activities: Pinky Swear and Wall of Nice
Other suggested activities
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign in the nation observed annually in October in the United States, reaching millions of young people during red Ribbon Week.
Did you know that children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.
Register here to enter the drawing for a custom designed banner with the name of your school
Choose Peace/Stop Violence announces the 9th annual Choose Peace Week” celebration. Since 2010, the initiative has worked with partners, communities and youth to address the terrible reality of youth violence. The initiative is a collaborative effort led by the United Way of Broward County, the School Board of Broward County and Children’s Services Council of Broward County.
A peaceful society is one where there is justice and equality for everyone and we have adopted this year’s United Nations theme “The Right to Peace” - Human rights are everyone's rights, to kick off our 2018-19 campaign. We are asking students to support the theme by seeking peaceful resolution of conflict when disagreements arise around them. To be part of the solution by taking small steps. To prevent an injustice at school or in their community by adopting a non-violent approach to problem solving and reporting potential crimes, including online bullying.
PEACE WEEK Activities:
Register Here for your FREE Choose Peace Week starter kit incl. Chalk and more while supplies last
For Cities only: Peace proclamation download
CHOOSE PEACE POSTER CONTEST”, Instructions and registration An annual contest allowing young illustrators, graphic designers (Grade 1-12) and youth groups to express their visions of peace. Participants are eligible to win a Peace Pole for their School.
CHALK4PEACE A sidewalk chalk project for children which takes place worldwide every September and spreads messages of inspiration on sidewalks and walls.
“IMAGINE PEACE” Wish Tree, inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s interactive artwork for worldwide peace and understanding, invites people to tie a written wish to a tree branch. “Wish Tree” has been integral to exhibitions around the world and the Broward County Library System will again feature this project in their Youth Services Division.
COFFEE SLEEVES FOR PEACE - Community Kindness Initiative: Share messages of peace with your local community in collboration with Starbucks Coffee Sleeves for Peace Instructions
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Important Dates & Suggested Activities
January 2018: No Name Calling Week - Jan 15-19
Human Trafficking Awareness Day - Jan 11
Learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
November 2017: Anti-Bullying Week - Nov 6 - 10
Learning about the value of diversity, inclusion and tolerance. The more awareness that is created during the anti-bullying week -- and all year round, you are one step closer to putting an end to bullying!