The program was identified by the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth and the Oklahoma State Department of Health's evidence-informed curriculum appropriate for schools.
It's time to sign up to join us as we offer webinars each month. We have also been approved to offer CEUs for the training if you attend the training live.
Course Description: As the rise in mental health issues grows in today's youth, there is an ever increasing chance you will have a student with mental health struggles in your school. This course will help counselors and other educators know what to do it they are concerned about a student's mental health status; who to talk to about your concern; what to say to the student; and will give warning signs for mental health issues. State-wide resources and some best practices forms will be shared. This training is based on evidence-based training from Lifelines Suicide Prevention and Mental Health First Aid.
Course Description: Many times schools don’t have a crisis team in place and have never thought about it until they are in the middle of a crisis. This training would include how to respond to a tragedy (including suicide, trauma, school violence, community violence, etc.), who should be on a crisis team, and how to work with your community and the OSDE to support your school community. Resources and best practices will be shared with attendees.
Our third webinar will be "Drugs and Alcohol in Schools: What is trending, how to spot it, and what is your role as a counselor" It will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. to sign up to attend virtually with us!
Course Description: As Red Ribbon Week approaches, counselors need all the information they can to share with students, faculty, and staff. Hear from an ABLE Agent on the most current information about drugs and alcohol and learn how to help students in your role as a counselor. Resources will be provided.
While these sessions are in the works, Sutherlin said she is open to other ideas and needs of counselors and other educators. You can contact her at Michelle.Sutherlin@sde.ok.gov or 405-521-2106 for other sessions you would like to see. Or to provide ideas. Sutherlin said she is also available to give in-person professional development on these sessions or others upon request.
September 19, 11 a.m. -
October 3, 3 p.m. -
October 13, 2 p.m. -
November - Bullying Prevention in 2016
January - Working with Students Returning from a Mental Health Crisis
February - Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault
March - How to Build Empathy in the Classroom and Beyond
April - Community Collaboration: How to work with your community to serve your school
May - Engaging Parents in Prevention
Below is a list of evidence-based and promising programs to prevent dating violence.
|Second Step (Grades K-5)||Safe Dates (Grades 8-9)||Expect Respect (Grades 6-12)||Ending Violence Curriculum (Grades 9-12)|
|Committee for Children
2815 Second Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98121
15251 Pleasant Valley Road
P.O. Box 11
Center City, MN 55012-0176
P.O. Box 19454
Austin, Texas 78760
|Break the Cycle
15251 Pleasant Valley Road
P.O. Box 11
Center City, MN 55012-0176
Teen Dating Violence Prevention Resources
There are many reliable websites with teen dating violence prevention information and resources. A list of helpful resources for parents, students, and staff has been provided in the websites below.
|Violence (School, Sexual Assault, and )Teen Dating|
|Break the Cycle - http://www.breakthecycle.org/|
|National Gang Center|
|Darkness to Light|
|National Sexual Violence Resource Center|
|Dating Matters Training|
|Futures Without Violence|
|Love is Respect|
|Gang Violence Prevention|
|Hate Crimes Prevention Center|
|Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT)|
|Intimate Partner Violence|
|My Body, My Life Training|
|National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention|
|Not in Our Town|
|Office of Civil Rights|
|Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services|
|Oklahoma City National Memorial|
|Oklahoma Coalition Against Dometic Violence & Sexual Assault|
|Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association|
|RAINN ( Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)|
|REAL Men Training|
|Runaway Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit|
|United States Department of Education's Publications|
|Violence Against Women
Safel Place - A Look at Title IX in K-12
If you know, a police officer interested in training to teach this program, please contact:
Robert Moore MHR, LPC
Founder My Body...My Life...programs
Retired Sergeant, Norman Police Department
Work Phone - 405-650-6028
What is Dating Violence?
Dating Violence is the use of harassing, controlling, and/or abusive behavior to maintain power and control over a partner in a romantic relationship. Anyone can be a victim of dating violence, regardless of age, race, or gender. Types of violence may include:
How do you prevent dating violence?
Stopping dating violence before it starts is the best way to keep teens safe from dating abuse. There are ways anyone can help prevent dating violence:
How can I help a friend who is in an abusive relationship?
The 2015 Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) indicates that among high school students:
For additional statistics, the websites listed below include the 2015 Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data and Reports, and the 2014 Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) Survey Results.
|A list of Evidence-based programs including pros and cons of each program.||Evidence-Based Programs(pdf)|
|A dating violence fact sheet from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.||Dating Violence Fact Sheet(pdf)|
|Understanding Teen Dating Violence fact sheet from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.||Understanding Teen Dating Violence Fact Sheet(pdf)|
|Teen Dating Violence, Oklahoma state law report card from Break the Cycle.||State Law Report Card(pdf)|
|State Department of Education's check out library with resources on dating violence prevention.||Resource Library (pdf)|
Thank you to the Injury Prevention Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health for their assistance with this website.
Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. The goal for youth violence prevention is simple—to stop youth violence from happening in the first place. Effective prevention strategies are necessary to promote awareness about youth violence and to foster the commitment to social change. This website is dedicated to youth violence prevention efforts.
A list of research-based violence prevention programs examined and approved by federal agencies has been provided in the website below.
There are many reliable Web sites with violence prevention information and resources. A list of helpful resources for parents, students, and staff has been provided in the website below.
Who is at risk of youth violence?
Many factors can increase the risk of a youth engaging in violence. However, the presence of these factors does not always mean that a young person will become an offender. Risk factors for youth violence include:
How can we prevent youth violence?
The ultimate goal is to stop youth violence before it starts. Several prevention strategies have been identified.
The websites listed below include Superintendent-reported substance related incidents by each Oklahoma school district, Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data and Reports, and the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) Survey Results.
A manual for schools and communities by the United States Department of Education on preventing hate crime.
|Preventing Youth Hate Crime (pdf)|
A program activities guide by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on preventing youth violence.
|Preventing Youth Violence (pdf)|
Early Warning, Timely Response, A Guide to Safe Schools.
|Early Warning Timely Response (pdf)|
Reproducible brochure by the National Crime Prevention Council.
|The Reality of Gangs (pdf)|
A Guide for the Community by the Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association.
This guide is designed to provide parents with information to recognize and prevent gang involvement. Reproducible brochure by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
|Parents' Guide to Gangs(pdf)|
Study results, by the United States Secret Service and the United States Department of Education, show information that students learn which may prevent a targeted attack.
|Prior Knowledge of Potential School-Based Violence(pdf)|
State Department of Education's Checkout Library with resources on Youth Violence Prevention.