Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand:
How Young People Can Powerfully Promote Positive Relations
More information and preview of resources at: http://www.embracecivility.
Embrace Civility in the Digital Age’s research-grounded, youth-led program, Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand, promotes positive norms and teaches effective skills that encourages young people:
- To positively intervene when they witness bullying or other hurtful situations.
- Not to be hurtful and to make things better if they have been.
- To demonstrate self-confidence and resilience if someone is hurtful.
Key Lessons Taught:
The Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand program includes the following components. You may freely preview these components on the web site.
- A reproducible Booklet for students that addresses hurtful behavior, being a helpful ally, reaching out to be kind, saying “stop,” reporting concerns, not being hurtful and remedying the harm, and a positive action plan to become more self-confident.
- A Survey that can be used to identify young people’s norms, skills, and current incident rates.
- A Slideshow for young people.
- A Statement of Personal Values document for young people to complete.
- A Youth Objectives document that is to be used in conjunction with the Survey, where the young people note current data and set forth positive objectives.
- A Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand set of recommended Activities that can be used in organizations that allow members to earn pins or badges.
- A Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand AWESOME! design that can be used for paper awards, pins, or badges.
- A reproducible Adult Guide that provides the research basis for this program and sets forth recommendations for initial intervention approaches by adults directly working with youth.
- A 45 minute narrated slideshow video that covers the information provided in the Adult Guide that can be used for professional development.