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    North Bellmore Prevention Program

    The program has been in existence for over 25 years. It is grant funded by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services.


    Substance Abuse Prevention Philosophy

    Prevention staff provides classroom lessons, presentations, activities, service clubs, and trainings that are directed toward increasing children’s protective factors.  In addition, we offer small skills practice and discussion groups to reinforce and model appropriate behavior.  Research suggests that young people who are provided opportunities for involvement in their school and community have enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence, which results in a decreased likelihood that they will participate in problem behaviors.
     
     

    North Bellmore Prevention Philosophy  

    The North Bellmore School District believes it is important to start prevention at an early age and to focus on pupil competence and responsibility.  We recognize that students need a safe and comfortable climate in which to learn, and we are committed to creating a caring community within our schools.


    The North Bellmore Prevention Program is a comprehensive program that focuses on the prevention of violence, alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse by creating a positive culture in our school, home and community. We work to achieve our goal by teaching and reinforcing socially appropriate behaviors, and by empowering students to find creative, non-violent ways to settle conflicts. One of the violence prevention models we use at North Bellmore Schools is from the Peace Education Foundation. It is a research-based, classroom-tested curriculum. All students, faculty and other staff are trained in this model.  Peace Works provides a creative, non-destructive way to settle conflicts, and establishes a supportive environment in the school. The program encourages trust, builds confidence, cooperation and group interaction.



     

    A List of Our Programs:

    Kindergarten

    Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids

     

    Second Step

       Too Good For Violence
      

    First Grade

    Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids

     

    Second Step

       Too Good For Drugs
      

    Second Grade

    Too Good For Drugs


    Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids


       
    Third Grade Too Good For Violence
      Peace Scholars: Learning Through Literature
      Second Step
       
    Fourth Grade
    Friendship Matters/ Chat and Chew
      Mediation for Kids
      Peace Scholars: Learning Through Literature
      Second Step
      Steer Clear of Bullies
       
    Fifth Grade Creative Conflict Solving
      HIV/AIDS Prevention Education
      Internet Safety
      Too Good For Drugs
      Mediation for Kids
      Second Step
       
    Sixth Grade Creating Peace, Building Community
      All Stars
      HIV/AIDS Prevention Education
      Mediation for Kids
      Positive Student Leader
      Project TNT: Toward No Tobacco Use
      SADD Club ( Students Against Destructive Decisions)
       

    Additional Programs Offered Upon Request:

    Caring Kids (K-1)
    Steps to Respect (3-6)
    Bully Prevention (K-6)
    Child Safety - Stranger Danger Video (K-3)
    World of Difference Program (K-6)
    Banana Spilts Program (K-6)
    Social Skills Practice Groups (K-6)