Since its beginning in 2009, Amy Roloff and the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) have found ways to change and better the lives of kids in need.
Amy talks about how to improve the emotional, social and academic lives of school-age kids. “little steps…BIG CHANGE” is built upon four principles: Acceptance, Respect, Compassion and Freedom.
She addresses the multiple causes of aggression, bullying, violence, harassment and social isolation with the goal of getting kids back to the business of playing, learning – and just being kids.
Is your school or community ready to address these issues? Amy can help! Contact us today.
Join us in this important endeavor: The time is now.
The need is greater than ever
- Experiencing or witnessing problematic aggression can lead to anxiety, depression, social phobia, panic attacks, medical ailments, substance abuse and dependence, and suicide.
- No child or school is immune to problematic aggression. It is prevalent at schools in all socio-economic levels.
- As many as 160,000 students per day in the U.S. stay home from school to avoid aggression (Nansel et al., 2001)
- Social-Emotional Learning programs have been shown to improve achievement scores by 11 to 17 percentile points. (Payton et al., 2008)
- Over 3 million students this year will be directly impacted by problematic aggression, bullying, social alienation and harassment at school.
- Nearly 90 percent of fourth through eighth graders report being directly or indirectly impacted by bullying at some point in their academic career.
- Problematic aggression negatively impacts attendance, learning outcomes, grades and achievement.
- Teachers and school staff are able to intervene less than 5 percent of the time.
Intervention is impactful
- Research outcomes indicate that intervention programs are impactful on several variables: decreasing the frequency of incidents, changing attitudes about harmful aggression, and changing participant behaviors.
- Intervention has been found to be most useful when there is a high degree of implementation and buy-in from all relevant stakeholders.
Little steps will make a BIG CHANGE
- Increase self-acceptance, empathy and accountability, three factors known to be important in preventing student-to-student violence and aggression.
- Flexibility is the key to feasible implementation for many schools.
- “little steps… BIG CHANGE” is aimed toward schools and community groups.
Bring little steps… BIG CHANGE to your school or community
Amy is passionate about helping kids – wherever they are in the world. If your school or community is ready to make this change for kids, contact us today.