Audience

Everyone has a role when it comes to combating bullying, substance abuse, self-harm and promoting emotional well-being. Kids cannot be expected to fight these issues alone. They don’t have the resources nor the life experiences. They most often lack the power as bullying is by its nature an imbalance of power.  Read below how you can help your kids, your schools, and make your community a better place to live.

Parents & Guardians

Parents play a critical role in the well-being of, not only their children, but of the many children i which they interact. Many of us worry about what our children are exposed to and what problems they might be having that we don’t know about. It’s a difficult position to find oneself in.

When any of these issues touch a family, parents can feel helpless and frustrated with problems that seem outside of their span of control. Many times the issues like bullying and exposure to substance use occur at school. It’s not the school’s problem per se but it can occur in that environment. As parents we can feel like we are limited in our ability to influence the situation.

One of the most important things we can do for our young people is to educate them. At times that is difficult with a teen. There is a large percentage of teens that isn’t overly communicative. Some of our teens, by the age of 14 or so, have gained the unabridged knowledge of the universe and need not listen to an adult. It can be hard to get them to listen to anything that might be somewhat uncomfortable.

The program that we suggest helps put the education in the hands of the teen and incentivizes  them to learn it. The kids earn points for viewing the content and those points can be used to earn prizes like food and entertainment. One of the most important goals of the content is to get the child to talk to a trusted adult if they are having any of these issues. Talking is critical. We do our best to drive them to that action.

There is a parent component of this program too. Why should the kids be the only ones to earn awards? It provides useful content for any parent trying to shepherd their young ones over the chasm of their teenage years.If you would like to know more, please contact us at: Info@LifelineEducationalServices.com

PTO / PTA

Parent/teacher organizations can have a tremendous amount of influence on getting a program like the ones we promote into their local schools. There is a secret that few people in the education industry want to talk about but you should know. That secret is while the schools (teachers and administration) genuinely care about their students (your kids), and while they would love to drive out bullying and substance abuse, and while many of the states require them to provide a minimum number of hours of education on the topics; the real situation is that they are grossly overloaded with other educational mandates, required testing, governmental ratios, required reporting, and the list does not end there. They are given almost no resources to adequately address these issues. The schools care but have few tools and options to combat these problems. Not to mention they have 29 hours of work to accomplish in a 24-hour day, assuming they don’t sleep. They need some help. We believe we know something that can help.

PTO/PTAs can help raise the small amount of funds needed for a school to implement these programs. They can help find local merchants/sponsor for awards and incentives. They can help drive the use in the student community by leading a small group of student ambassadors to make these programs come alive and stick. PTO/PTAs are invaluable.

If you would like to know more, please contact us at: Info@LifelineEducationalServices.com

School Boards

When you were elected to the school board you had no idea how difficult and thankless the position would be, right? It’s a tough position but you chose it because you care. It’s not for the hourly wage, that’s for sure.

We have witnessed numerous school board meetings where angry parents confront the board asking/demanding to know what the board is doing or is going to do about the bullying/drugs/suicide issues. These issues, as you know, are interrelated. And while the school does not create these issues, the schools and school boards are held responsible for addressing them. It can seem like an impossible task and perhaps an unreasonable expectation. That might be so, but that is where you find yourself.

There is nothing that will eliminate these issues altogether. But there are some things that can be done that are proven to lessen their reach and effect. There is education, encouragement, resources, procedures, and systems that have data-driven results.

If your school board/district is facing issues with bullying, substance abuse, and/or student emotional well-being, you are not alone; we can help. If you’re not having any problems with these issues, call us, we would like to know how you combat them.

Parents feel helpless and frustrated with the problems outside their span of control. Schools are forced to deal with issues they did not create, yet are held responsible to address, without adequate funding, resources, or even hours in the day to effectively combat these problems. If you would like to know more, please contact us at: Info@LifelineEducationalServices.com

School Administration

Superintendents and school administration: the quintessential definition of “serving multiple masters”. Between the school board, the staff, the faculty, parents, and oh yeah, the students, there is no end to the demands on your day.

We completely understand that the last thing you want to deal with is yet another system or program. But if you are like most people in your position, the issues of bullying, drugs and alcohol, and the stress and anxiety of some of your students are a concern for you. Schools are forced to deal with issues they did not create, yet are held responsible to address, without adequate funding, resources, or even hours in the day to effectively combat these problems. We also understand that you and your team are very focused on the day-to-day delivery of quality education for your students and that your instructional time is precious.

We believe that we can help with content, technology, and funding to begin to address some of these issues. These technologies can also provide additional services to your students and parents. If you would like to know more, please contact us at: Info@LifelineEducationalServices.com

Curriculum Directors

Delivering Health & Wellness education to your students can be a little challenging. Much of the content is seen as “boring health content”. We have a new approach that works better.

The technology we promote comes with over 125 short modules made up of 2-6 minutes of content designed to be served in a mobile app that the students can load on their mobile device, or can be accessed via the web. The topics range from health, wellness, emotional well-being, anti-bullying, substance use/abuse awareness, CPR/AED/Heimlich, digital footprint/citizenship and digital life.

The technology can also support content that is specific to your school or district. Best of all is that the system has incentives to drive the students to consume the content. We have also added some gamification (leaderboards, badges, etc.) to drive further content consumption.

If you would like to know more, please contact us at: Info@LifelineEducationalServices.com

Educators

If you are an educator with the responsibility of delivering health or healthy life choices content, there is a system that you can use as an additional or extended resource. We can help you implement a mobile app-based learning system that comes with the content found here.  It will also accept content that you have created. Let us show you another tool that you can use to deliver content and reach your students.

If you would like to know more, please contact us at: Info@LifelineEducationalServices.com