Through Life Stages: Professional Counseling Services - Dr.Isabel E. Kaufman Licensed Mental Health Clinical Counselor
Through Life Stages is excited to hear that the:
 
APA’s new Safe and Supportive Schools Project takes on bullying:
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded
 
 program will help create safe and supportive school environments
 
 to reduce bullying, change group norms and improve school climate
 
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 schools prevent bullying and become places where students feel
 
 safe, accepted, connected to their peers and supported by
 
 adults. Funding for the project is provided by a five-year, $1
 
 million cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease
 
 Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and
 
 School Health (DASH).“Safe and supportive schools are
 
 associated with improved education and health, including sexual
 
 health, for all students,” says SSSP Director Lacey
 
 Rosenbaum. Housed within APA’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
 
Transgender Concerns Office, the project will focus on LGBT
 
 youth, with an emphasis on homeless youth, youth in alternative
 
 schools and young men who have sex with men — all of whom are at
 
 a disproportionate risk for HIV and/or sexually transmitted
 
diseases. Developing evidence-supported resources on safe and
 
supportive schools for school counselors, nurses, psychologists,
 
social workers and other personnel who can take steps to improve
 
 school climate is also a priority for the Safe and Supportive
 
Schools Project. The CDC/DASH has funded 19 state
 
education agencies to help school districts build HIV/sexually
 
transmitted disease prevention programs using APA’s
 
resources.Members interested in sharing knowledge and expertise
 
 on safe and supportive school environments should email the
 
Safe and Supportive Schools Project.
 
If you or someone you know is experiencing bullying please contact Through Life Stages: We are here to help!