[Video] Anti-Bullying Group Be Strong Launches Resilience Program for U.S. Schools

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Be Strong – a national non-profit organization focused on preventing bullying through student-led youth empowerment – today announced it is launching an eight-week Resilience Program (http://bestrong.global/participate/resilience-program/) for schools throughout the U.S.

Importantly, with school faculties short on time and resources but welcoming much-needed support to address productive ways to counter bullying, Be Strong’s social and emotional learning program can be instructed at school or home, by teachers, parents or students as young as 12 years old. The comprehensive program is offered at no charge to schools.

In the fall of 2014, Be Strong was founded by the Moore family, which was directly affected by the issue of bullying. The family searched for meaningful solutions for their child, but found none. In frustration, they enrolled their child in a treatment facility where life-saving resiliency skills were taught. Roy Moore, founder of Be Strong, enlisted a group of local leaders to tackle this safety, health and social issue, which has evolved into one of today’s most critical issues, especially among young people, with a commitment to reach all students in the U.S. with these life-saving skills.

Bullying prevention and anti-bullying efforts over the past decade have not resulted in a reduction in bullying. In fact, bullying, cyberbullying, suicide and hopelessness among youth are on the rise. Be Strong’s mission is to reverse these trends by equipping and empowering youth to ignite a change in peer behavior. To date, Be Strong’s approach has proven to be effective.

The revolutionary eight-week program was created by Be Strong. It is authored by renowned nationally certified school psychologist Israel “Izzy” Kalman and co-authored by Dr. Jenny Peluso and Percival Longworth. It is presented by Jay Shetty, with over a billion views on his viral videos (seen on HuffPost, Nasdaq, Facebook and National Geographic) and Jessie Funk (America’s Got Talent, Broadway, 15+ year bullying prevention speaker).

This SEL (social and emotional learning), evidence-based program is composed of step-by-step lesson plans, 31 videos, activities, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and teaches proven ways to reduce bullying, gain emotional maturity and independence, and build resilience.

Additional information on Be Strong’s events and initiatives is available at https://bestrong.global/ or (954) 246-5807. Be Strong is a 501(c)3 and all donations are 100% tax-deductible.

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