Cultural Competence Parent Resources

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One important goal in this year's School Improvement Plan is to improve the cultural competence of students and staff. We are using a variety of great resources to accomplish this goal, including teaching materials from Second Step, Facing History, and The Anti-Defamation League. One great idea that came out of the Community Discussion that was held on November 7th was to provide a list of these resources for families. Below you will find a host of resources (from Second Step) to use at home with your child(ren).

Although each resource is aligned to the grade in which the topic is addressed at school, parents should feel comfortable using whichever tool they feel will work best for their situation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Guidance Counselor (781.344.7002)

Grade 6 - Corrie Brookshire (X6157)

Grade 7 - Sheila Coughlan (X6158)

Grade 8 - Kevin Cronin (X6159)

Empathy and Communication

Bullying Prevention

Emotional Management

Problem Solving

Substance Abuse Prevention

Online Resources Parent May Find Helpful

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