Safeguarding All of God's Children & Bullying Prevention Resources

Safeguarding All of God's Family Resources:

The goal of the Safeguarding All of God's Family program is to protect our children and all in the church family from sexual abuse and related dangers.  Note: this program was formerly referred to as the "Virtus Program."
www.archmil.org/offices/safeguarding.htm

United States Confrence of Catholic Bishops:
www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/child-and-youth-protection/charter.cfm

St. Monica School Embraces Bullying Prevention Program

Our St. Monica School community is blessed to have Mrs. Missy Stewart as our full-time Guidance Counselor.  In addition to serving as an instructional resource for students, Mrs. Stewart leads our Bullying Prevention Program.  St. Monica School teachers and staff have received two days of training in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, or OBPP for short.  OBPP is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available.  Developed by Dan Olweus of Norway, the OBPP has over 35 years of research behind it and has been successfully implemented throughout the world in countries such as the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Croatia, and Norway.  We are blessed to have our school Guidance Counselor, Missy Stewart, and a number of staff members enthusiastically leading our implementation efforts of the OBPP Program.

To stop and to prevent bullying, it needs to be addressed at all levels of a student’s experience.  Unlike a curriculum that only addresses bullying at the classroom level and for a limited period of time, OBPP addresses bullying at the school-wide, classroom, individual and community levels.  Students receive a consistent, reinforced message.

The goals of the OBPP are:
• to reduce existing bullying problems among students
• to prevent the development of new bullying problems
• to achieve better peer relations at school

As an Exemplary Catholic school community, we bring this anti-bullying message to our children in the context of our faith.  As St. Paul said to the Romans, “Let love be sincere, hate what is evil, hold onto what is good.”

To learn more, please click on the "Anti Bully Program" brochure link in the Downloads column to the right.  Or, to visit the personal webpage of our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Stewart, please click on the link below.

Mrs. Missy Stewart -- SMS Guidance Counselor