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Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments


Every day across our communities, many young people are faced with feeling unsafe, disconnected, unsupported and harmed because of bullying, harassment and other forms of violence. Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments is a Michigan State University Extension initiative designed to help communities learn about and address these issues. Be SAFE taps the wisdom and resiliency of young people and invites youth and adults to work in partnership to create relationships and settings that are physically and emotionally safe.

Be SAFE offers a variety of educational resources to help communities reduce and prevent bullying behaviors while promoting healthy social and emotional learning and development. The initiative focuses on helping adults consider ways to do this within all of the settings where young people live, learn, grow and develop – including out-of-school settings. Be SAFE resources include the Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments curriculum, face-to-face and online workshops for adults and a series of workshops for parents and caregivers.

“As a result of your program, our adults are more open to understanding young people, and the youth seem to better recognize how much concern and care the adults have for their safety.” - Youth group leader, Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments

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