YMCA Takes on Bullying | YMCABullying is an age- old problem getting a lot of new attention. Cyberbullying is a regular part of our vocabulary.
The documentary, Bully, is required viewing in some communities. Now, the Y is taking bullying head on.“At the YMCA, our top priority is the safety of children in our care.
We always want to provide our youth leaders and counselors with the tools to do their jobs effectively,” said Betsy Peters, YMCA of the Triangle regional vice president. We can’t allow bullying to interfere with children enjoying camp to the fullest.”National surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. At least 1. 0% are bullied on a regular basis. That’s why the YMCA of the Triangle invited the nation’s leading bullying prevention and solutions expert, Dr.
Joel Haber, to lead summer day camp trainings.“We’re proud to say we’ve never tolerated violence in YMCA youth programs. Our counselors requested specific training on how to stop bullying,” said Marco Ramirez, associate director of the Kraft Family YMCA. It seemed logical that we would want to learn about bullying prevention from the best."Dr. Haber, The Bully Coach™, is the American Camp Association’s (ACA) official bullying consultant. He helped set the standard for anti- bullying prevention for all accredited summer camps that went into effect this year.
On June 1 and 2, Dr. Haber led sessions with YMCA youth leadership staff, YMCA Summer Day Camp staff and Wake County Public School leaders. He offered tips on how counselors and other campers can identify bullying and how to stop it. A camp counselor’s job is to be a hero,” said Dr. Haber. “Discussing camper rules and role modeling good behavior lets campers know that bullying is not tolerated.”The Respect U Camp Program helps camp personnel identify potential bullies in their staff or campers and "hot- spots" where bullying occurs.
His program includes the specific tools needed to reduce bullying: hurtful gossip, relational aggression, sports bullying and cyberbullying. Learn more about the Respect U program.
YMCA Camp Sea Gull; Programs. YMCA Takes on Bullying. He helped set the standard for anti-bullying prevention for all accredited summer camps that went into.
Dr. Joel Haber offers Summer Camp Bullying Programs and has helped set the standard for bullying prevention for all accredited summer camps. Help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community. For more information. Restorative Justice Practices and Bullying Prevention. February 9, 2016. Camps Bullying Prevention and Camps. or be involved in a summer program. Camp. The most effective programs and policies to reduce bullying take a.