Violence Prevention Program

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Violence Prevention Program

Violence Prevention Program is an evidence-based intervention to decrease disruptive, aggressive, bullying behavior and substance abuse while simultaneously introducing, practicing and role-playing pro-social behaviors that improve academic performance and overall student success.  Services are offered in nine Pinellas County middle schools.

Contact Information

14041 Icot Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33760
P: 727.479.1804
F: 727.450.7271

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Providing your child with the tools for a more successful school experience.

What students are saying about the program…

“I really like this program. It has taught me a lot. The classes teach us about a lot of things we would not learn somewhere else.”

Sixth grade student

“Love this program. I can tell if something is wrong with my friends. If they are depressed, I can try and do something for them. I have learned a lot. Thank you.”

Seventh grade student

“The teacher helps kids who feel bored and who are going to fight. I have learned a lot about controlling my anger.”

Sixth grade student

In-Class Prevention Program available to 6th grade

Second Step lessons teach and reinforce core ethical values that include:

Fairness
Compassion
Honesty
Responsibility
Respect
Self-discipline
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Skill-Building Groups available to all grades

By enrolling your child you can help them:

Improve communication with teachers
Set goals
Learn how to cope with stress
Avoid referrals and out of school suspensions
Make better choices
Learn how to control their anger
Solve problems
Avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs
Recognize bullying and learn what to do if they are bullied

Funding Provided by the Following

Juvenile Welfare Board

The Violence Prevention Program is made available to middle schools by GCJFCS and the Juvenile Welfare Board. It is an evidence-based program with a history of demonstrated success in Pinellas County.

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