SAVE is a student driven organization. Students learn about alternatives to violence and practice what they learn through school and community service projects. As they participate in SAVE activities, students learn crime prevention and conflict management skills and the virtues of good citizenship, civility, and nonviolence.
What kinds of things do you do as a counselor to prevent violence at your school? How do you help students build relationships with each other? How do you contribute to the schools culture to promote nonviolence? These are important questions to ask yourself. The SAVE website has ideas and information on things that you can do in your school.
Character Education is also an easy way to been seen as a counselor in the school. It is a great way to promote relationships, teach respect and empower students to be the best person they can be. This website has a lot of information on Character Ed. Each trait has its own page with many activities and ideas for you to use with your students. Check it out if you are interested.
As always please email me with ideas and information that can help everyone in our field!