Friendly Schools PLUS
Friendly Schools PLUS draws on 13 years of extensive and rigorous research by the Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) into best practice to build social skills and reduce bullying in school communities. The resource comprises over 75% new material than the original Friendly Schools Resource, presented in a blended online and print environment, and includes evidence from the latest cyberbullying research conducted by the CHPRC. The program provides schools with strategies and resources to achieve the vision and all nine elements of the newly-revised National Safe Schools Framework.
The Friendly Schools PLUS program links directly to the General Capabilities outlined in the Australian Curriculum under Personal and Social Capability. It is also based on 11 major research projects conducted since 1999 involving more than 27,000 Australian school-age students from pre-primary to Year 10, their teachers and families.
This research has focused critically on understanding student social and emotional learning seeking locally relevant and practical outcomes while informing national and international policy and practices. It is recognised nationally and internationally as a whole-school evidence-based program that can reduce bullying behaviour.
Make a donation to the Child Health Promotion Research Centre
You can also make a donation to the Child Health Promotion Research Centre to help support our internationally renowned applied research and commitment to the health of Australia’s children. To donate, please follow the prompts on this website and choose ‘Bullying and Cyberbullying’ as the project to which you wish to donate.
Friendly Schools Plus Facilitator Training Course
The Child Health Promotion Research Centre is pleased to offer another three day Facilitator Training course in Perth in February 2013. Please click here to download the information and registration form or contact us by email at email@example.com
Friendly Schools Plus Online Tools
The Friendly Schools Plus Surveys and Planning and Action Tools which form part of the whole-school resource will shortly be completed in an online format.
The need to tender for a new publisher after the announcement STEPS 2012 closure has slightly delayed this development.
We hope to announce our new publisher in the very near future.
Please complete our expression of interest form and you will be contacted when the online tools are available.
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