The question of how to stop bullying is one every school wishes they had an answer for. Bullying is an issue where the school is typically involved in one way or another, and although parents, teachers and children come to the administration for solutions, schools don’t usually have the resources to manage it effectively.
We are pleased to announce Paint it Out Life-Skills School Program, intended to partner with schools in the implementation of a wellness and anti-bullying program, without burdening the school with having to add staff, extra work, or expenses.
Bullying affects children’s academic performance, frustrates teachers and parents, and threatens the school’s reputation. Paint-It-Outs’ Life-Skills School Program provides the school with a highly effective, easy to implement solution that will be welcomed by teachers, parents and children, while promoting their goodwill in the community.
Paint-It-Outs’ Life-Skills School Program is designed as after school therapeutic creative art workshops, based on art therapy principles using painting and other art mediums as a way to facilitate students in expressing themselves, raise self-awareness, empathy, and pro-social behaviors.
The emphasis of the workshops is placed on building students’ strengths by giving them the skills and strategies they need to prevent the bullying from happening and to deal with it when it does. School staff and parents are also given strategies for managing situations when and if they arise.
This method has proven to work for both the short and the long term as it develops the children’s emotional intelligence so they can better handle themselves as changes take place in their lives. Students will be able to apply what they have learned again and again as they move to another school or another country, and as they grow up and encounter new stressful situations. Bullying is prevalent in schools but still common in the workplace, where adults work, and Paint It Outs’ program understands that these skills are preparing students for life.
For more information on bringing Paint-It-Outs’ Life-Skills School Program to your school please get in touch here is how.