Prevention program overview
The Anoka-Hennepin School District is committed to promoting and protecting students’ safety, health, wellbeing and ability to learn. Prevention programming is designed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of each and every one of the students in Anoka-Hennepin Schools. Prevention programs enhance the classroom and school climate in a way that assures the student feels safe and will achieve academically. Programs are age-specific, developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive.
The following school climate programs are supported:
- Peer mediation training
- Anti-bullying programs
- Anti-bullying survey
- Anti-bullying poster contest
- Anonymous online reporting system
- Cyberbullying awareness
- Bystander education
- Second step violence prevention
- Restorative Justice
- Choose Respect
- Internet safety
- Alcohol, tobacco and other drug awareness
- Ripple effects for teens
- Ripple effects for kids
Other responsibilities of the prevention coordinator include:
- Collaborating with county, faith and community agencies on strategies to support our students and families.
- Support Gay Straight Alliance clubs in the high schools and middle schools.
- Employ the latest research on student safety, including the Minnesota Student Survey.
- Network with the state and federal government, including the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Department of Health and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
- Act as a resource for all district staff.
- Determine and provide staff development in the area of student safety.