CRISIS Prevention Education

We are very excited to offer free, power-based personal violence prevention and suicide prevention. Kids today face many challenges- at home and at school. Our goal is to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to lead healthy and safe lives. We research the best programs available, and feel that we have found a well-rounded selection of curricula to help prevent power-based personal violence and suicide at your school. Due to high demand, our educators can work with only one grade per curriculum.

Anti-Bullying

Wise Owl Bully-Stopper Kit is a three-session, evidence-based program aimed at grades K-2. During these half hour sessions, students learn to identify bullying behaviors, how to respond to bullying, and how to help others who are being bullied. In addition to watching age appropriate videos, students get to practice standing up to bullies and being empowered bystanders.

Bully Proof Kit is a four-session, evidence based program aimed at grades 3-5. During these half-hour sessions, students learn to identify “invisible” bullying behaviors, what they can do if they think they have been a bully, how to respond to bullying, and how to be an empowered bystander. This curriculum features videos, activity sheets, and an opportunity to role play different bullying scenarios.

Cyber Bullying is a multi-session, evidence based program for grades 6-8 in which students learn to identify cyber bullying, the consequences of cyber bullying, and how to respond to cyber bullying. 

Dating Abuse Prevention

Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is a new evidence-based dating violence prevention program. It is designed to be delivered to high school male athletes by their team coach over the course of 12 weeks. This coach and athlete leadership program builds positive bystander behavior along with skills for developing healthy masculinity and respectful, nonviolent relationships.

Healthy Relationships is a 4 session evidence-based program for grades 7-10 that focuses on the prevention of dating abuse and sexual violence. Students learn the importance of respect in all relationships by teaching students to recognize the physical and emotional red flags that can precede dating abuse. Emphasis is placed on preventing abusive behaviors by having conversations about gender roles and sexual violence in the context of teenage dating relationships. Students are given an opportunity to identify and implement their own solutions to unhealthy scenarios. This curriculum helps satisfy the Mental and Emotional Health component of the Alabama Health Education standards.

Suicide Prevention

Lifelines is a 4-session evidence-based program that teaches students to recognize the warning signs of suicide and the steps they can take to intervene responsibly to get help for a suicidal friend. Students are given the opportunity to develop their empathy and communication skills through interactive and role play exercises. The program includes videos and written activities to help students communicate concern for at-risk friends. Lifelines places strong emphasis on the importance of help-seeking, and students are encouraged to identify helpful and trustworthy adults in their lives to whom they can go for help. Lifelines can be adapted for 6-12th grade, and a single session presentation is also available. This program helps satisfy specifications of the Jason Flatt Act.

If you have questions or would like to schedule one or more of these programs at your school, please don’t hesitate to contact Emily Roebuck at eroebuck@crisiscenterbham.org or (205) 458-8999. We are excited to work with you and your students!