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Prevention Programs for Students

Preschool and Elementary

Creating Safe and Caring Environments

Preschool and Kindergarten programs are 35-45 minutes in length. All other programs 45-60 minutes in length.

Companion Parent and Teacher programs are available for all NOVA student programs.

For additional information please contact Susan Romano, susan.romano@novabucks.org or (215) 343-6543 Ext. 6702

Building Body Boundaries – Personal Safety

Preschool, Kindergarten – Grade 3

Age-appropriate programs that build body boundaries and teach children about safe and appropriate touches or requests. Children are empowered to listen to their feelings, say “no” assertively in unsafe situations, and tell a trusted adult.

Bully-Free

Kindergarten – Grade 3

While learning the value of the “Upstander,” these bully prevention programs promote positive attitudes, behaviors, and relationship building. Team building and victim empathy are endorsed challenges and learn the value of the “Upstander.”

Gender Bullying – It’s No Laughing Matter

Grade 6

Targeting a covert form of bullying that intentionally uses gender to cause harm; this program discusses victim impact, clarifies the difference between joking and gender bullying and reviews students’ rights, responsibilities, appropriate responses and resources for support.

iSmart Series

Specific age-appropriate topics for upper elementary

NOVA’s digital series provides the foundation for becoming responsible digital citizens.

  • iSmart 101 – Grade 4
  • Cyberbullying Prevention – Grade 5
  • Digital Footprint – Grade 6

For additional information, please contact Susan Romano – susan.romano@novabucks.org

Middle School

Creating Safe and Caring Environments

For additional information please contact Susan Romano, susan.romano@novabucks.org or (215) 343-6543 Ext. 6702

Healthy Relationships

This program supports awareness and skills for respectful relationship building and compares key aspects of healthy relationships to the red flags of unhealthy relationships.

Harassment

This program seeks to eliminate interpersonal violence by encouraging a change in the culture that accepts unkind behavior between peers. It identifies the effects of harassment, emphasizes strategies on effectively handling harassment, and the importance of positive bystander intervention.

Sexual Harassment

Focusing on discussion and activities on sexual elements of harassment, this program distinguishes between flirting versus harassment. Students will identify personal safety resources and skills.

Understanding Sexual Violence

Grade 9

Through this victim-centered Sexual Violence prevention program, students will have a clear understanding of what constitutes rape and other forms of sexual violence. Affirmative consent is defined while risk reduction and bystander intervention strategies are explored. Support and resources for victims are provided as well as strategies for how to handle a disclosure of sexual violence from a friend.

Cyberbullying Prevention

Creating awareness of cyberbullying behaviors, this program fosters empathy, and urges students to stand up for others who are being bullied, whether it is in school, online, or both.

Internet Safety

Offering knowledge and tools for risk reduction in adverse online situations including cyberbullying, sexting, and internet predators.

The Impact of Sexting

Students recognize the perils and the legal consequences associated with taking, sharing, or receiving explicit photos. Risk reduction and resources for support will be included.

High School

Creating Safe and Caring Environments

For additional information please contact Susan Romano, susan.romano@novabucks.org or (215) 343-6543 Ext. 6702

Healthy Relationships

This program supports awareness and skills for respectful relationship building and compares key aspects of healthy relationships to the red flags of unhealthy relationships.

Internet Safety

Offering knowledge and tools for risk reduction in adverse online situations including cyberbullying, sexting, and internet predators.

The Impact of Sexting

Students recognize the perils and the legal consequences associated with taking, sharing, or receiving explicit photos. Risk reduction and resources for support will be included.

Understanding Sexual Violence

Through this victim-centered Sexual Violence prevention program, students will have a clear understanding of what constitutes rape and other forms of sexual violence. Affirmative consent is defined while risk reduction and bystander intervention strategies are explored. Support and resources for victims are provided as well as strategies for how to handle a disclosure of sexual violence from a friend.

Post-Secondary

Additional offerings are available through NOVA’s Training Institute

For additional information please contact Jamie Pfister, jamie.pfister@novabucks.edu or (215) 343-6543 Ext. 6706