Story by Rosemary Leonetti.
Long Beach High School was one of only 10 schools to receive
a Students United for Safe Schools grant from Child Abuse Prevention Services,
a Long Island organization dedicated to preventing bullying and child abuse.
Under this grant, CAPS will pilot a Safe Schools initiative at
Long Beach High School that uses a holistic approach to reducing bullying by
changing peer norms and school culture, providing student and staff training,
and offering ongoing support and consultation.
participation in the grant will help develop and introduce new messages about
bullying and cyberbullying behaviors to positively reframe the issues and
challenge misperceptions, according to the Long Beach School District.
also provide the school
community with tools and strategies to effectively implement New York State’s
new anti-harassment and discrimination legislation, the Dignity for All
“We are very excited to work with CAPS to ensure that Long
Beach High School provides a safe environment that supports learning for all,”
said Vice Principal Dr. Francine Newman.
Newman, who applied for the grant, will work closely with CAPS to administer the SUSS program at Long Beach High School.
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