C.A.R.E. Middle School

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The C.A.R.E. (Creating a Respectful Environment) Bullying Prevention Program works with interventions at three levels: school-wide, classroom, and individual. Classroom teachers incorporate classroom meetings into the weekly schedule for up to 40 minutes. The classroom meetings provide a community building environment within the classroom, while students become educated about bullying and peer relationship. The program is rooted in four district-wide rules:

Our School's Anti-Bullying Rules

  1. We will not bully other.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

6th Grade Second Step/CARE Curriculum

  • Lesson 1 – CARE rules / Survey Results
  • Lessons 2 & 3 – Working in Groups
  • Lessons 4 & 5 – Friends are Allies
  • Lessons 6 & 7 – Considering Perspectives
  • Lessons 8 & 9 – Disagreeing Respectfully
  • Lessons 10 & 11 – Being Assertive
  • Lessons 12 & 13 – Recognizing Bullying
  • Lessons 14 & 15 – Bystanders
  • Lessons 16 & 17 – Emotions: Brain & Body
  • Lessons 18 & 19 – Calming-Down Strategies
  • Lessons 20 & 21 – Using the Action Steps
  • Lessons 22 & 23 – Substance Abuse /    Making a Plan
  • Lessons 24 & 25 – Substance Abuse /    Tobacco & Marijuana
  • Lessons 26 & 27 – Alcohol and   Inhalants
  • Lessons 28 & 29 – Identifying Hopes/Plans
  • Lessons 30 & 31 – Making a Commitment

7th Grade Second Step/CARE Curriculum

  • Lesson 1 – CARE rules / Survey Results
  • Lessons 2 & 3 – Empathy/Communication
  • Lessons 4 & 5 – Disagreeing Respectfully
  • Lessons 6 & 7 – Negotiating/Compromising
  • Lessons 8 & 9 – Giving/Getting Support
  • Lessons 10 & 11 – Responding to Bullying
  • Lessons 12 & 13 – Cyber Bullying
  • Lessons 14 & 15 – Sexual Harassment
  • Lessons 16 & 17 – Understanding Anger
  • Lessons 18 & 19 – Staying in Control
  • Lessons 20 & 21 – Coping with Stress
  • Lessons 22 & 23 – Substance Abuse /    Myths and Facts
  • Lessons 24 & 25 – Substance Abuse /    Norms and Attitudes
  • Lessons 26 & 27 – Substance Abuse /    Making Good Decisions

8th Grade Second Step/CARE Curriculum

  • Lesson 1 – CARE rules / Survey Results
  • Lessons 2 & 3 – Working in Groups
  • Lessons 4 & 5 – Leaders and Allies
  • Lessons 6 & 7 – Handling a Grievance
  • Lessons 8 & 9 – Negotiating / Compromising
  • Lessons 10 & 11 – Bullying in Friendships
  • Lessons 12 & 13 – Labels, Stereotypes, and   Prejudice
  • Lessons 14 & 15 – Bullying in Dating Relationships
  • Lessons 16 & 17 – De-Escalating a Tense Situation
  • Lessons 18 & 19 – Coping with Stress
  • Lessons 20 & 21 – Making your Plan
  • Lessons 22 & 23 – Evaluating your Plan
  • Lessons 24 & 25 – Substance Abuse Prevention / Identifying Future Goals
  • Lessons 26 & 27 – Substance Abuse Prevention / Keeping your Commitment

*Classroom teachers incorporate classroom meetings into the weekly schedule for up to 40 minutes