Playworks Talks Bullying Prevention on TMJ4

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As part of Bullying Awareness Month, Playworks Program Manager PJ Dever and Principal Stephanie Maneyof Jeremiah Curtin Leadership Academy sat down with TMJ4 to talk about Playworks school partnerships and how we can work together to prevent bullying. These two Playworks advocates discussed the importance of creating safe and inclusive environments for youth to play in, every day as a way to boost their learning and improve their social and emotional well-being. Playworks programming has nationally shown to reduce bullying through its early intervention and prevention methods, all focusing around engaging youth in a fun way – play. Watch the news segment to hear more!



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three people with Playworks shirts

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A year of social and emotional learning ›

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Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

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Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…