Beyond the Hurt helps your school or organization stop and prevent bullying
The Canadian Red Cross’ Beyond the Hurt program supports a school or organization-wide approach to preventing bullying and building empathy and respect.
Beyond the Hurt is based on the belief that all youth—those targeted, those who bully, and bystanders—have a critical role in preventing bullying.
Most people involved in the bullying dynamic are bystanders, silently watching from the sidelines. Beyond the Hurt gives youth and adults the tools to take a stand to stop bullying before it starts. It engages student leaders in facilitating bullying prevention workshops and modeling positive and respectful relationships to grade 6–12 students. Contact your local Red Cross to learn more about becoming a Training Partner!
Four-hour bullying prevention online course for adults
To learn more about bullying and how you can help provide a safe environment for children and youth, you can take the affordable, 4-hour online Beyond the Hurt course.
Bullying prevention workshop for youth
Red Cross Training Partners can deliver a three-hour Beyond the Hurt workshop to youth. Through this workshop, youth will understand:
- bullying, harassment and discrimination
- how youth can use their personal power to resolve and prevent these problems
- how to find and use resources to respond to bullying and harassment, including cyberbullying.
Bullying prevention Youth Facilitator training
Beyond the Hurt Youth Facilitator Training equips youth to deliver the Beyond the Hurt bullying prevention workshop to their younger counterparts and peers.
Schools that become Red Cross Training Partners can choose whether to become equipped to conduct their own Youth Facilitator Trainings, or whether to have Red Cross conduct Youth Facilitator Training for them.
Download the PDF of the activity “Healthy Relationships and Schools,” that helps you and your students examine how positive relationships can lead to a bullying-free, healthy school environment.
Bullying prevention facilitator training for adults
Red Cross Training Partners can also opt to have school personnel certified through Beyond the Hurt Prevention Educator Training for adults. These adult Prevention Educators can directly deliver the Beyond the Hurt bullying prevention workshop to youth aged 11 and up.
Beyond the Hurt and provincial/territorial curriculum outcomes
Not only does our program raise awareness around some of the more prominent issues around bullying, but it also corresponds directly with a number of the prescribed learning outcomes from the Ministries of Education.
Read how a school in Rankin Inlet worked with RespectED to prevent bullying
through Beyond the Hurt.