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Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

Classroom instruction for elementary and middle school students to reduce peer abuse. Strategies to strengthen the targets and the witnesses to use their power to end bullying are taught and practiced. The goal of the program is to empower students to use empathy and reconciliatory justice with their peers.

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Program Director Vicki Price, MS

Happy Bear

Happy Bear

A personal safety program empowering young children to protect themselves from sexual abuse. All Saline County students enrolled preschool through 2nd grade are taught to say “no”, walk away, and tell someone if they get a touch that makes them feel mad, sad, or scared.

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Program Director Vicki Price, MS

Costumed Happy Bear Joan Ray, BA Jennifer Sturges, BS
Parenting Education

Parenting Education

Child development and positive discipline instruction which helps parents develop skills needed to effectively raise their children. Enabling parents to develop a strong, close-knit family is the goal. Classes are offered throughout the year and free child care is available for all classes.

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Program Director Vicki Price, MS

Parent Educators Grecia Casteneda-Torres* Megan Diehl Egla Eikleberry, BS*Cindy Ramsey, CFLE Katy Vinson, BS

Rex Cearly, MS

*Bilingual English/Spanish PARENTING VIDEO SERIES
School Readiness

School Readiness

Saline County School Readiness Project: This community collaboration helps families and early childhood educators better prepare children ages 0-5 years with the cognitive and social emotional skills they need to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

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Grant Coordinator Lori Blake

Assessor Necol Sample, AA ECE
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