ENABLE Professional and Community Collaboration Essay

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Professional and Community Collaboration: ENABLE

The stakeholder group I would love to initiate professional collaboration and engagement is called ENABLE (European Network against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) (School Education Gateway, 2016). This is a European stakeholder group with roots in the United Kingdom, Romania, Greece, Denmark, Belgium and Croatia. The ENABLE project was designed with the objective of assisting in SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) skills development (School Education Gateway, 2016). The project targets children aged between eleven and fourteen years of age. This stakeholder project also helps promote concerted efforts against bullying. The goal is to alleviate cases of bullying in school and other social environments. The SEL programs are designed to improve the academic, emotional and social skills of students. This may include enhancing learners’ attitudes and social behaviors towards themselves and towards others. It also helps to alleviate instances of students becoming distressed emotionally (School Education Gateway, 2016).

Support systems designed for peers assist in the reduction of the negative consequences of bullying for the victims and also creates a favorable environment for victims to report cases of bullying. The ENABLE project is tailored to follow a wholesome school approach including the parents, staff, young people and the entire community.

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The ENABLE program departs from the typical and routine two-dimensional perspective where the problem of bullying is viewed under the context of the bully and the victim. Instead, the ENABLE stakeholder group examines the group and social dynamics in leisure and school environments to solve various factors likely to lead into bullying incidents. The ENABLE stakeholder group has trained several ambassadors from each of the participating countries. The ambassadors must be available for the purpose of providing guidance and information to any organization or school that is interested in implementing and getting involved in the program.

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Bullying has been defined by the education department and the CDC as an undesirable aggressive behavior emanating from perceived or observed power imbalance, and the repetition of this behavior or high chances the behavior being repeated (stopbullying.gov, n.d). Bullying, according to stopbullying.gov (n.d) can be in different types and modes. Direct and indirect modes of bullying can occur when the target is present or when the target is indirectly communicated to through instances such as spreading a rumor. There are four types of bullying which includes relational,….....

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School Education Gateway (2016). European Network against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments (ENABLE), European Toolkit for Schools. Retrieved, 30 October, 2018, from https://www.schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/resources/toolkitsforschools/detail.cfm?n=2944stopbullying.gov

(n.d). Facts About Bullying, A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 2020. Retrieved, 30 October, 2018, from https://www.stopbullying.gov/media/facts/index.html

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