Some of the teachers and education officers who participated in the SPBMP anti-violence workshop at UN House recently. (GP)

Thirty-five secondary school teachers are now better equipped to deal with behavioural problems in their schools after attending a recent three-day workshop as part of the Schools’ Positive Behaviour Management Programme’s (SPBMP) Anti-violence campaign.

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, in collaboration with UNICEF, conducted the workshop themed: Creating Safer Schools with SPBMP, which was also attended by three Education Officers from the Ministry. It was held at United Nations House, Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church.

The participants were exposed to various topics including: An Overview of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Child; Creating Emotionally Supportive Classrooms; Managing Behaviour Problems with School-wide Positive Behaviour Supports; and Engaging Students, Parents and Community.

Following this training, the Ministry will be rolling out the next phase of the anti-violence campaign, public service announcements entitled: Students’ Voices, which will be aired on television and radio.

Students from secondary and primary schools will speak out against violence and bullying in an effort to spread the message of the campaign, Peace Begins with Me – Talk It Out; Violence Solves Nothing, to their peers.

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