Click on the links below to view recorded webinars on a variety of topics related to bullying prevention and Community Matters programs and services.
Rick Phillips and Jennifer Senechal discuss the trend away from zero-tolerance and suspensions and towards restorative practices in school discipline, and provide insight into the steps needed to shift the school culture towards this new paradigm.
In this webinar, Community Matters ED Rick Phillips discusses the importance of youth empowerment, the methodology behind the evidence-based Safe School Ambassadors® program, and shows how investing in youth to become leaders creates better educational outcomes and saves time and money for educators.
Jennifer Senechal and LeeAnn Lichnovsky describe Community Matters' new ATOD Peer-to-Peer Prevention Program, and explain how it is modeled after the Safe School Ambassadors Program to empower youth to engage and intervene with their friends to make healthier choices around substance use.
Community Matters ED & Founder Rick Phillips discusses strategies for successfully planning and implementing school climate improvement, including CM's Whole School Climate 360 Assessment.
Community Matters Founder and Executive Director Rick Phillips presents the core concepts and methodology of the Safe School Ambassadors Program, which focuses on empowering students with the skills and competence to intervene safely with their peers to defuse, de-escalate and stop bullying and mistreatment.
In this webinar we'll demonstrate how schools can effectively prevent and reduce bullying and harassment while building the character and leadership skills of student athletes. It will also explore the importance of providing leadership training for coaches and other adults who supervise and coach young people.
CM Executive Director Rick Phillips and Programs & Training Director Jennifer Senechal provide an overview of the importance of school climate, and a road map for managing the increasing number of climate improvement mandates that schools face today.
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.