UConn Medical Students Lead Anti-Bullying Class

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Carolyn Drazinic, M.D. and
Damion Grasso, Ph.D.,

Amy Guyette

Phone: 860-679-3938
Fax: 860-679-4077

263 Farmington Avenue, MC2103
Farmington, CT 06030

Anti-Bullying Class (ABC)

Anti-Bullying Class (ABC) is a program that primarily targets middle school students, although not exclusively. Its mission is to increase awareness of the connection between bullying and feelings. It is not an intervention but rather an open discussion, usually in an informal setting (e.g., pretzel position). Presentations last one to one and one-half hours, starting with a general discussion and then breaking down into two smaller groups based on age (3rd graders versus 7th graders). Medical students are the primary moderators with the program head's support. They also serve as role models for the younger students.