Chartwells K12 and Prevent Child Abuse America teamed up in 2015 to prevent peer abuse, commonly known as bullying, where it often takes place: the café. Through comprehensive training programs, the pair has impacted schools across the country!
The partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America has brought training and awareness to our school teams and created allies from 2500 associates who work and live in the communities we serve. Training programs conducted with Prevent Child Abuse America local chapters throughout the year emphasize awareness and recognition of bullying behaviors as well as introduce strategies and tactics to reinforce positive behaviors in students and support reporting mechanisms within school districts. As a result, our teams feel more empowered to recognize and prevent bullying behaviors in the café.
In coordination with another Chartwells K12 partner, Hampton Creek, the trio launched 'Just Cookies' in April 2015 with positive messaging on packaging in support of bullying awareness and prevention. In addition, over $3500 was donated to anti-bullying efforts from a social, student-driven campaign that encouraged students to #justcookies with a photo. Each hashtag represented a $1 donation to anti-bullying efforts.
But the collaboration won't stop there. Chartwells K12 and Prevent Child Abuse America are partnering in 2016 to focus on cyberbullying education, awareness and prevention. Over the next several months, Chartwells and Prevent Child Abuse America are launching a social campaign focusing on cyberbullying featuring blog and social media posts with education materials for students, parents and teachers.
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