When the school year begins, it’s a time rife with social stress for most students. Reputations are important to get clear right away and most kids, admittedly or not, just want to do what they can to feel comfortable and settled. For students, it’s just that simple. For school administrators, however, it’s never that cut and dry, and establishing an environment that feels safe for all is key.
This program is about “getting people to a place where they can relax and drop their fronts or image or whatever barrier they put up,” noted Dr. Carolyn Schodt, coordinator of the Philadelphia chapter of AVP.