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Building Inclusive Communities: Strategies for Promoting Well-being and Preventing Bullying in Schools

Creating a safe and inclusive school environment is essential for fostering student well-being and preventing bullying. The Erasmus training course “Building Inclusive Communities: Strategies for Promoting Well-being and Preventing Bullying in Schools” is a targeted 20-hour program designed specifically for educators. Spanning five intensive days, this course aims to equip teachers with the tools, knowledge, and strategies necessary to cultivate a positive school culture where every student feels valued and respected.

Objectives

  1. Understanding Inclusion: Develop a comprehensive understanding of what it means to build an inclusive community within the school setting.
  2. Promoting Well-being: Learn techniques and practices to enhance the overall well-being of students, creating a supportive and nurturing educational environment.
  3. Preventing Bullying: Identify the signs of bullying and implement effective strategies to prevent and address bullying behaviors.
  4. Building Positive Relationships: Foster strong, positive relationships among students, staff, and the wider school community.
  5. Sustainable Practices: Develop and implement sustainable practices that ensure long-term success in promoting inclusivity and preventing bullying.

Module 1: Understanding Bullying

  • Definition and types of bullying: verbal, physical, relational, cyberbullying.
  • Causes and consequences of bullying: impact on students, the school, and the community.
  • Risk and protective factors: identifying warning signs and promoting student well-being.

Module 2: Creating a Positive School Climate

  • Promoting respect, empathy, and inclusion: activities and strategies for building positive relationships among students.
  • Developing social-emotional skills: emotion management, effective communication, conflict resolution.
  • Engaging students in bullying prevention: creating support groups, awareness initiatives, promoting positive leadership.

Module 3: Intervening in Cases of Bullying

  • Recognizing and addressing bullying: intervention protocols, support for victims and bullies, parental involvement.
  • Promoting peer mediation: training student mediators, conflict resolution techniques.
  • Creating an effective reporting system: safe and confidential communication channels, handling reports.

Module 4: Building a Support Network

  • Collaboration between teachers, school staff, parents, and the community: sharing information, strategies, and resources.
  • Ongoing training: updating on the latest research and effective practices for bullying prevention.
  • Evaluation and monitoring: measuring the effectiveness of interventions and adapting strategies based on results.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge:

  • Understanding of bullying: Teachers will have a comprehensive understanding of the different types of bullying, their causes and consequences, and the factors that contribute to and protect against bullying behavior.
  • School climate and well-being: They will gain knowledge about the importance of a positive school climate, how to foster respect and inclusivity, and strategies for promoting student well-being.
  • Intervention and prevention strategies: Teachers will learn about evidence-based interventions for addressing bullying, including how to respond to incidents, support victims and bullies, and involve parents and the community.

Skills:

  • Identifying and assessing bullying: Teachers will be able to recognize the signs of bullying, assess the severity of situations, and determine appropriate responses.
  • Promoting social-emotional learning: They will develop skills in teaching social-emotional skills, such as empathy, communication, and conflict resolution, to students.
  • Creating a safe and inclusive environment: Teachers will be equipped with strategies to foster a positive school climate, build relationships with students, and promote inclusivity and respect.
  • Intervening effectively in bullying situations: They will learn how to respond to bullying incidents, support victims and bullies, and involve parents and other stakeholders.

Competencies:

  • Leadership: Teachers will be able to take a leadership role in bullying prevention efforts, advocating for positive change and promoting a culture of kindness and respect in their schools.
  • Collaboration: They will be able to collaborate effectively with colleagues, school staff, parents, and community members to create a comprehensive approach to bullying prevention.
  • Critical thinking: Teachers will be able to analyze complex situations, evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, and adapt their strategies based on the specific needs of their school community.
  • Cultural competence: They will be able to understand and address the

Upcoming sessions

Location: Rome

  • September 2024: Week 4 (September 23 – 27)
  • November 2024: Week 1 (October 28 – November 1)
  • December 2024: Week 1 (December 2 – 6)
  • February 2025: Week 1 (February 3 – 7)
  • March 2025: Week 2 (March 10 – 14)
  • April 2025: Week 2 (April 7 – 11)
  • May 2025: Week 2 (May 12 – 16)
  • June 2025: Week 3 (June 16 – 20)
  • July 2025: Week 3 (July 14 – 18)
  • September 2025: Week 4 (September 22 – 26)
  • November 2025: Week 4 (November 24 – 28)