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Sample Booklet sample bookletOverview of the ResourceThe Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) and STEPS Professional Development are proudto offer Friendly Schools PLUS the new, evidence-based resource for primary and secondary schoolsdesigned to build social skills and significantly reduce bullying in school communities.Friendly Schools PLUS draws on 12 years of extensive and rigorous research into best practice,and now includes evidence from four more major research studies, including ways to address cyberbullying, conducted by the CHPRC. The resource comprises over 75% new material than the originalFriendly Schools Resource, presented in a blended online and print environment.The program provides schools with the strategies and resources to achieve the vision and all nineelements of the newly-revised National Safe Schools Framework. The Friendly Schools PLUS programlinks directly to the General Capabilities outlined in the Australian Curriculum under personal and socialcapability. It is also based on 11 major research projects conducted since 1999 involving more than27,000 Australian school-age students from pre-primary to Year 10 (see figure below). This research hasfocused critically on understanding student bullying behaviour and seeking locally relevant and practicaloutcomes while informing national and international policy and practices. It is recognised nationally andinternationally as a successful whole-school evidence-based bullying prevention program. 11 Successful Friendly Friendly Major bullying Schools Schools practice study Friendly Studies resource Families KIT+ Children’s Solid Kids Supportive Approachable Aggression Solid Schools Schools Teacher Prevention study study study study Covert Cyber Strong Solid Kids Bullying Friendly Schools Solid Schools Prevalence Schools Safe Kids dissemination study study Contact STEPS Professional Development to find out how you can access the Friendly Schools PLUS resources and professional learning opportunities. w: www.stepspd.com / t: 08 9373 2200 / e: firstname.lastname@example.orgFriendly Schools PLUS 3
Sample Booklet sample bookletRESOURCES TO SUPPORT A WHOLE-SCHOOL PROCESS‘Survey the Scene’ – Surveys• Three reliable self-administered, online, surveys for students, staff and parents help determine students’ understandings, attitudes, competencies and behaviour.• Provide aggregated electronic school level reports to help guide informed decision making.‘Map the Gap’ – Screening Tool• Identify what your school is doing well and areas for action to enhance social skills across the whole- school.• Provides a school profile based on staff data-identifying whole-school strengths and challenge areas.‘Plan to Act’ – Planning Tool• Determine if whole-school strategies currently used in your school meet the identified needs of the students, staff and parents.• Set priorities – What’s working well, what can be improved, what’s missing?• Record short and long term priorities, actions, timelines and monitoring methods.Powerful Professional Development• Build your own capacity to sustain successful implementation across the whole school by training Friendly Schools PLUS Facilitators and/or Lead Teachers• Provide practical and powerful professional learning for all school staff.Get Informed – Evidence for Practice Text• Access the tools needed to help your school to implement, maximise and sustain effective social skill building and bullying prevention strategies.‘Walk the Talk’ – Teacher Resource BooksProvide all teachers with age appropriate Teacher Resource Books full of practical learning activitiesand ideas to use in the classroom to improve students’ social and emotional skills.Organised into the five key areas of the social and emotional learning model.• Key Area 1: Self-Awareness• Key Area 2: Self-Management• Key Area 3: Social Awareness• Key Area 4: Relationship Skills• Key Area 5: Social Decision-Making‘Review the News’Use the Online Surveys, Screening Tool and Planning Toolkits to effectively monitor, review andevaluate practices, process and student outcomes and the impact of the change across the school. Contact STEPS Professional Development to find out how you can access the Friendly Schools PLUS resources and professional learning opportunities. w: www.stepspd.com / t: 08 9373 2200 / e: email@example.comFriendly Schools PLUS 5
Sample Booklet sample bookletFacilitator courseAttend all THREE Days of the CourseReap the benefits of training as a Friendly Schools PLUS Facilitator for your school and help to buildyour school’s own capability to provide high quality professional learning for all staff. After attendingthis powerful three-day Facilitator Course you will be well equipped to provide a minimum of 6 hoursof Friendly Schools PLUS professional learning for all your staff and to support the leadership team toestablish and implement whole-school strategies.Lead Teacher courseAttend the first TWO Days of the CourseAdd a Lead Teacher to the mix and benefit from having an additional ‘champion’ on board who will beable to provide great side-by-side support for your teachers as they begin to implement whole-schooland classroom strategies.Teacher coursesAttend Day ONE of the Course OnlyAs a trained Facilitator you will be able to provide this course for your whole-school staff. Limitedspaces will be available on STEPS courses to cater for individual teachers not attached to whole-schoolimplementation models and may be looking to attend the one-day course.FOUR Powerful Workshops1. Exploring Social and Emotional Learning2. Understanding Bullying3. Responding to Bullying Behaviours4. Moving From Evidence to Practice Contact STEPS Professional Development to find out how you can access the Friendly Schools PLUS resources and professional learning opportunities. w: www.stepspd.com / t: 08 9373 2200 / e: firstname.lastname@example.orgFriendly Schools PLUS 13
Sample Booklet sample bookletThe team behindFriendly Schools PLUSFriendly Schools PLUS is proudly made available through thecollaboration of CHPRC and STEPS Professional DevelopmentThe Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) was established in 2004 at Edith CowanUniversity in Perth, Western Australia. The multi-disciplinary research team is nationally andinternationally recognised for conducting evidence-based research.Its highly applied (practical) research is designed to improve the physical, mental, emotional and socialhealth and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families. The CHPRC achieves this by:• conducting innovative high quality health promotion research in areas of national priority for children and adolescents• actively fostering strong collaborative links with industry, the professions, government agencies and the community to ensure the findings are relevant and can inform state and national policy and practice• creating a supportive and stimulating learning culture for undergraduate, postgraduate and other researchers.Further information about the CHPRC can be found at www.chprc.ecu.edu.au STEPS Professional Development is not-for-profit company and is internationally recognised as a provider of proven, practical and powerful professional development courses and materials for teachers. Established in 1998, STEPS has worked in over 40 Countries, 1000+ school districts and 100,000 + teachers across English speaking schools. STEPS is proud to partner with the CHPRC team to publish the Friendly Schools PLUS resources and provide the high class professional learning associated with this resource. Contact STEPS Professional Development to find out how you can access the Friendly Schools PLUS resources and professional learning opportunities. w: www.stepspd.com / t: 08 9373 2200 / e: email@example.comFriendly Schools PLUS 15