The Social Black Belt (SBB) is a fun-filled, “innovative” youth prevention program. Behavioral research indicates that by developing and strengthening protective factors in youth, significant decreases are noted in at-risk behaviors, like bullying, substance abuse, and school dropout. Additionally, resilient behaviors are noted, as well as marked increases in attendance, achievement and graduation rates.
Emotions are not mysterious visitors: they can be identified and understood.
You can change your compulsive behaviors if you change your thoughts and address your feelings.
Every behavior has a underlying purpose, and it's not always what we think.
We all sabotage ourselves unless we confront our internal saboteur.
All behavior requires permission so we must learn what we're permitting ourselves to do.
Emotional energy is finite and needs to be invested rather than wasted on wishing, worrying and whining.
Our relationships depend on self-empowermentand not enabling others.
Ego boundaries protect us from rejection, insult and intimidation.
You can trust people to be who they are, not who you want them to be.
Time doesn't heal all pain. We heal ourselves bylearning how to let go.
“We saw an impressive increase in the positive behaviors at the fourth grade level, and the parent anecdotal response has been overwhelming.”
“There was nothing short of a miracle that came across my desk every week from our Social Black Belt classes.”
“You are creating a kinder, gentler world one student at a time.”
“We have used many different social/emotional programs, and I believe that SBB can have the most lasting impact on the emotional development of our students.”
“I am in awe of how much they have learned about their emotions and social interactions…As a teaching veteran of 18 years, I wish I were given these tools to teach my former students who struggled with how to handle their emotions.”