Click on the links below to view recorded webinars on a variety of topics related to bullying prevention and Community Matters programs and services.
CM Founder and Executive Director, Rick Phillips, and Shari Garn, Restorative Practices Trainer, provide an overview of Restorative Practices and strategies for schools to successfully make the transition from traditional punitive-based to restorative-based discipline.
More and more schools are turning to Restorative Practices as a viable alternative to the zero-tolerance policies often associated with high suspension rates and challenged school climates. This webinar provides an overview of Restorative Practices and their impact on improved discipline and school climate.
Community Matters Founder and Executive Director Rick Phillips explains why empowering students to become upstanders is the most effective way to improve school climate.
CM Executive Director Rick Phillips presents current research on school climate and restorative practices and shows how educators can utilize these principles to create safe, inclusive and high-performing schools.
Community Matters Executive Director and Founder, Rick Phillips, explains how the Safe School Ambassadors Program wakes up the courage of students and school staff to recognize and intervene safely and effectively when bullying and mistreatment occur. Empowering students with the skills to confidence to intervene with their peers is one of the five determinants of CM's Whole School Climate Framework, a blueprint for improving school climate, reducing suspensions, and increasing academic performance.
Join Rick Phillips, Executive Director, and William Grace Frost, Director of Strategic Relations of Community Matters, as they present ideas and resources for helping schools find funding for bullying and violence prevention efforts.
CM Executive Director Rick Phillips presents the case for building safer schools by waking up the courage of students to notice, defuse and stop bullying and create a school climate where all youth and adults thrive. Originally presented to the Iowa Public Schools Insurance Program (IPSIP) with support from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
CM Executive Director Rick Phillips explains the dual track of the Elementary Enhanced Safe School Ambassadors Program: training students in grades 4 - 6 to go from being bystanders to upstanders as Ambassadors, then further training them as mentors to pass on their knowledge of how to recognize mistreatment and stand up for others to grades 1 - 3.
CM Founder & Executive Director Rick Phillips explains the logic model and effectiveness of the Safe School Ambassadors program in empowering bystanders to reduce mistreatment and improve school climate.
Learn about funding opportunities for the Safe School Ambassadors and related programs and services for the San Diego/Imperial County, California region, sponsored by San Diego/Imperial County Schools JPA
Community Matters Executive Director Rick Phillips presents this webinar focusing on Whole School Climate, a clear blueprint to help schools achieve the educational outcomes that have proven so elusive in recent reform efforts.