More than 20% of middle and high school students have reported being bullied.


Nearly 1 in 3 students have reported bullying another student.


More than 70% of students have reported witnessing bullying in their schools.


Less than 30% of students who are bullied have told a trusted adult about it.

CHADS’ Social Emotional Well-being (SEW) Program is composed of complementary, evidence-based programs that promote social and emotional learning resiliency and bullying prevention. This is the reason CHADS’ SEW programming is vital for schools and the community at large. Bullying, in whatever form it takes, can scar a student in physical and/or psychological ways that can impact their lives for years to come. CHADS is ready to help make a significant, measurable and sustainable change in your school’s climate. It’s time for a step in the right direction - we are waiting for your call!

Bullying/Cyber Bullying Presentations

Bullying and cyberbullying are no longer considered taboo issues inside or outside of school settings. One of the goals of the agency is to promote the awareness of bullying prevention.  An interactive presentation has been created for various age levels of students, as well as a presentation for the adults in a child’s life. Participants will learn how to define bullying, how to be active change agents in their schools, and how to involve a trusted adult in these situations.  These presentations were designed to begin a positive and healthy conversation regarding bullying and cyberbullying. Learn more about the presentations we offer here.

The way bullying was explained made it easier to understand.
— High school student

Olweus Bullying Prevention

After much research, CHADS adopted the SAMHSA approved, evidence-based “Model K-12” Olweus Bullying Prevention program. This multi-level approach involves students, staff, parents and community leaders in order to create an anti-bullying culture. With over 35 years of research and successful implementation, Olweus has documented a 20-70% reduction in reports of being bullied and bullying others. This internationally recognized program, which supports Missouri Guidance GLEs, makes a measurable difference for those being bullied, for those who have bullying behaviors, as well as for the bystanders who feel powerless to make a difference.

Usually offered at no cost to schools and youth organizations, the program’s goal is to change the norms around bullying behavior and restructure the school setting so bullying is less likely to occur or be rewarded. Additionally, general antisocial behaviors such as vandalism, theft, truancy, and fighting have reported significant reductions by community agencies. Through CHADS, a number of area schools have already implemented the program and have documented dramatic results in reducing negative peer behavior.

Second Step

Most schools primarily focus on academics and standardized tests. Equally important, schools should focus on students and their social emotional well-being. The Second Step Program is an evidence-based program offered for students grades K – 8.  This program provides interactive curriculum which gives students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom. Students will acquire essential skills in emotion management, situational awareness, and academic achievement. CHADS’ Second Step Program is designed to offer students additional support with identifying their emotions and with techniques to manage their emotions.

CHADS Mentoring

The CHADS Mentoring Program is available to schools using the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Second Step Program, or in need of Social Emotional support for students. These school-based services are provided at no cost to the school or participants. All sessions will provide one-on-one mentoring and relationship building with individual students who may benefit from extra support.  CHADS Coalition mentors will provide mentoring in an environment where mentees can receive positive and specific guidance to develop social and emotional skills.

*Cost for programming varies based on location and availability.

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