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Date Event Registration
 February 5-6, 2014

Bully-Free Schools


The Bully-Free Schools program is a research-based approach to creating a safe and supportive learning environment. Schools that have adopted BFS have reduced bullying, harassment, and other peer-to-peer aggression up to 83%. In alignment with the Michigan State Board of Education Sample Policy and the Matt’s Law. A four-person team with an administrator is preferred but individuals are welcome.

Oakland Schools

8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Cost: $150/team or $40/individual

Register online:


 February 7, 2014

Bully-Free Schools: The Next Steps




The Next Step Workshop is designed for teams from schools that have already attended a two- day Bully-Free School training at the Oakland Schools. One of the goals of the training is to better prepare school staff to conduct the piece. Time in the workshop will be provided to critique (anonymously) schools' drafts of rubrics and completed reflection forms so we can learn from each other's efforts. The rest of the workshop will be specifically tailored to address participants' needs. A team with an administrator is preferred, but individuals are welcome.

Oakland Schools

8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Cost: $35/person

Register online:


 April 29-30, 2014

After the Crisis: Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Plan (TECIP)


The Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Plan (TECIP©) is a field-tested, school-based framework designed to meet the emotional and psychological needs of students and staff in the aftermath of a traumatic event. This 2-day training will take district teams through the development a TECIP©, providing crisis response teams with the information and resources needed to have a plan in place immediately following a traumatic event. (From the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children).

Oakland Schools

8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Cost: $150/5-person team

Registration information coming soon.



Legislative Mandates

Local Resources:

State Resources:


         Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Curriculum


         Middle School: Violence Prevention Module, HIV Education, Tobacco Prevention Module, Nutrition & Physical Activity      

         Module, Physical Activity Module, Substance Abuse Prevention Module, Gambling Prevention Curriculum, Character Education

         Curriculum, Service Learning (Grade 7-12), Sun Safety Activities Module


        High School: Violence Prevention Module, Tobacco Prevention Module, Nutrition Module, Physical Activity Module, Substance

        Abuse Prevention Module, HIV and Other STI Prevention, Character Education, Service Learning, Gambling Prevention Module,

        Sun Safety Activities Module

National Resources:  

Other Resources:

General Information

Carolyn Claerhout, J.D., Manager - 248.209.2345
Pupil, Corporate & District Services


Connie Birkle - 248.209.2142
Project/Department Assistant

Fax: 248.209.2202

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