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Department of Education
BRIDGES School Program
BRIDGES is a nationally-recognized program serving Orange County schools for over 20 years. We work with schools to build campus environments that are respectful of diversity, where ALL students, staff and parents feel safe, welcome and respected. They offer conferences, workshops, camps and internships to support their work in schools across the county.
Schools are a primary place where bullying can happen. Helping to establish a supportive and safe school climate where all students are accepted and knowing how to respond when bullying happens are key to making sure all students are able to learn and grow. There are many tools on StopBullying.gov specific for teachers, administrators, and other school staff.
The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), School-based Mental Health Services, provides conflict resolution training and support at no cost for public and private schools and community organizations. The training for staff is School Staff Conflict Resolution Workshop.