GREENSBORO, North Carolina, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is a month-long celebration to educate and raise awareness about bullying and cyberbullying prevention. Educators and teachers can help fight and prevent bullying by creating a safe and supportive learning environment and a classroom culture of positivity, inclusion and respect.
“In today’s culture, boys feel the need to adapt to strict definitions of manhood, and some boys who don’t act in line with that definition tend to be bullied,” says Rodney Absher, Wise Guys educator of the Children’s Home Society. “Wise Guys helps boys understand healthy masculinity and empowers them to be their own men.”
Wise guys is the Children’s Home Society’s award-winning holistic program that engages adolescent males in an interactive and participatory process that examines values and goals for the future and provides a foundation for making healthy choices in relationships. It helps teens realize that real strength comes from respect and responsibility in all relationships and that friends, family and community need and benefit from their unique individual expression. The Wise Guys program is offered in English and Spanish in various settings across the country, including schools, community and health centers, sports leagues and faith groups.
Absher explains that Wise Guys gives young men a chance to meet each other in a safe and comfortable environment and talk about things like healthy relationships, sexual decision-making, and parenthood, but in the context of their values and goals. .
“Wise Guys helps teens understand their understanding of masculinity and helps them move from concepts of domination and aggression to concepts of respect and responsibility.”
Over its 120 year history, the CHS has placed more than 16,000 children in their permanent, safe and loving families. Today, the CHS continues to create new families and provide families with the support and resources they need to be healthy, stay together, grow stronger and thrive.
For more information about the Children’s Home Society, preserving the well-being of the family, becoming a foster or adoptive parent, volunteering or providing financial support, please call 800-632-1400 or visit www.chsnc.org.
About the Society of Children’s Home North Carolina
Children’s Home Society offers a network of services and support through North Carolina to help build and maintain healthy and loving relationships in every family. For 120 years, the Children’s Home Society has offered a wide range of programs and services, including adoption, foster care, parenting education, family preservation and adolescent responsibility. The Children’s Home Society believes in the importance of the family, not only in a child’s life, but also in building a community. For more information visit www.chsnc.org.
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