PACER is a wonderful resource for anyone taking care of someone with disabilities. Parents, Teachers and Advocates can find so many useful tools on their website.
PACER is also a leader in the fight against bullying individuals with disabilities or special needs and created the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center. Visit their website for useful educational tools and ideas.
TEACHERS/EDUCATORS: Templates, Charts, Videos, Posters, Classroom Education Models, Project Ideas and more can all be found there. All age appropriate from Pre-K through High School.
PARENTS: Feel free to forward this information to your child’s school and teachers, knowing they are receiving the best bullying prevention information available. You will also find information on policies and law, working with the school and how to help your child. There are parent guides, tutorials and letter templates to alert the school if your child is being bullied. You can start advocating with these resources with your child’s peers as soon as your little one enters school, setting them all up for success!
STUDENTS: Pacer has it’s own section and resources for you. Check out KidsAgainstBullying.org and TeensAgainstBullying.org for ways to find and get help. It is not hopeless, there are so many people who want to help. You have so much value, we care about you and are not alone! You are braver, stronger and smarter than you think.
What is PACER Center?
PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adults. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation, as well as those in Minnesota. Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources designed to benefit all students, including those with disabilities.
When PACER was established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1977, it began with one project: Parents Helping Parents. Then as now, PACER was staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities dedicated to educating other parents and improving the lives of children with disabilities throughout Minnesota. With a small grant from the Minnesota Department of Education, PACER conducted a five-month pilot project and demonstrated the effectiveness of the “parents helping parents” model.
Join the movement! The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action.
PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. PACER offers a variety of resources to use during October — and throughout the year — to inspire, educate and involve others to join the movement and prevent bullying where you live. Check out all of the different events and activities and make plans to get involved. Remember, the End of Bullying Begins With You!
Show Your Support
- Register your school or organization as a Champion Against Bullying
- Add your name to the digital “The End of Bullying Begins With Me” petition
- Sign up for the Bullying Prevention Newsletter
- Talk in your community about bullying prevention and local activities.
A family-friendly event held by schools, businesses or communities to show the nation’s commitment to keeping students safe while at school, in the community, and on-line. The event can be accompanied by pre-and post- activities such as games for kids, speakers, music, prizes and dance.
Other Exciting Opportunities
The WE WILL Generation is a program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement! Students say, “We will be the generation that says, ‘This is our issue and we will be the solution.’” The program includes education on what students can do to help someone being bullied, ideas for connecting older students with younger students, and a student taught curriculum.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers several, free creative activities and resources for
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