New this school year, we have introduced something new in our preventative work. We call it TOM - Theme Of the Month. We, who are responsible for TOM, are Ms. Kalldin (school counselor) and Ms. Beji (SDT/Mentor/Teacher). We create google slides about the topics and provide it to the teachers to show and discuss with the students during mentortime. Typically the mentors run through various provided texts, short film clips, workshops, and discussion questions etc.
Thus far this year we have worked with these four topics Stress & Anxiety, Toxic masculinity/Gender norms, Bullying/Violence and ANDT (alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco). Themes that we are planning to work with in the spring term are Sex and Consent, Racism (black history month), Love (honor related violence prevention), LGBTQ+ and Mental health.
Every month we put something about the current TOM on Schoolsoft (under News from counselor) and in the school paper Argos.