I have been an instructor using the anti-bullying program “Breaking Out of The World Game” by Trinidad Hunt and Élan Enterprises for three years. Although skeptical at first, I can now attest to the effectiveness of this program personally and professionally. My personal interactions and comments are described below.
First and foremost this program has impacted my personal beliefs and behaviors. Understanding the impact of positive feedback I have made a concentrated effort to ensure that I practice the techniques of positive feedback in my daily interactions with others. At home the impact on my three year old granddaughter can be seen in her cheerful disposition and positive responses to restrictions placed upon her. To make a long story short I just wish I had this training prior to raising my own children.
In the classroom I see students, who are very hungry for a positive feedback, excel because they now believe in themselves. They are more willing to try something different, speak in front of others, and avoid put-downs by referring to the curriculum. Students can easily recognize a bullying episode and take action to prevent it.
I feel this awareness, which was newly acquired through the program, is probably the most beneficial gift each participant receives. The “world game” has been played by generations and it will take generations to resolve it. This program begins by educating this generation of young adults so that they are able to recognize bullying and its impact , allowing them to begin the long journey of overcoming it.
As a retired Army nurse I have personally experienced the outcomes of war and I am committed to this program. I strongly believe in this program and will do everything to ensure that others are educated about the “world game”. Everyone must be able to recognize bullying and its long term effects. It is also my belief that this program should be taught at the 5th and 6th grade level before the negative effects of bullying. ~ LTC(ret) Antoinette Correia – Deputy Director of Instruction – Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps