HEAR – Helping Everyone Achieve Respect – is a set of research-based bullying prevention programs for the classroom that challenge students to adopt respectful personal behavior and active bullying intervention. Our programs address the compelling need to move beyond broad-based awareness of bullying and towards hands-on student instruction and active intervention.
Students sign the HEAR Commitment Banner at an Atlanta area middle school.
HEAR was developed by leading childhood education researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who teamed with training professionals at Career Training Concepts, Inc. (CTC) to create a set of research-based bullying prevention programs for our nation’s schools. The programs are designed to engage today’s youth on what constitutes bullying, its consequences, and how they can help minimize bullying in their school environment. HEAR combines unparalleled research and best practices with direct student engagement. The result is a proven classroom-based solution that teaches students how to identify bullying – including cyberbullying-and what they can do to help thwart this destructive behavior.
Our high school program is presented at no cost to schools by trained members of the U.S. National Guard. Since its inception two years ago, more than 400,000 student workbooks have been delivered to the Guard for presentation to high schools in 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
HEAR for Middle Schools is a new program designed specifically for today’s middle school environment and addresses the need for early engagement in bullying prevention.