Interviews & Articles

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Host a Speaker or School Assembly for Red Ribbon Week

Host a Speaker or School Assembly for Red Ribbon Week

Students say "no" to drugs, alcohol, and violence Red Ribbon Week 2018 will take place October 23-31 at schools across the country.  Donning a red ribbon, many students will pledge to live drug free, as part of on-campus activities.  Sponsored by the National Family...

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Bullying Prevention Expert Speaks to Middle School Students

Recently the "Love Changes It All Tour" visited middle schools in Henry County, Virginia.  As part of the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program, they invited me to train their middle school students and staff with skills to stop social...

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Back to School Bullying

There are many things to do before the first school bell rings.  Across the nation, students, parents, and teachers are preparing to head back to school once again.  One of the most concerning issues at this time of year is shared among students and their parents -...

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What Do I Do If My Kid is a Bully?

Dealing with bullying is never fun.  While most parents fear that their kid will be the victim of bullying, some find out that their child's negative behavior has found them labeled as the school "bully".  If you get this news, as a parent, you may find yourself...

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Secrets to a Rocking Professional Development Training

How to create empowering learning experiences As kids will soon be heading back to school, administrators are busy planning for the upcoming year and that means putting together staff in-service trainings.  Over the last eight years, I have trained thousands of...

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Students Use Reporting Hotline to Bully Peers

A hotline designed to make schools safe is now being used by students to bully others.  Now, lawmakers and school officials are scrambling in an effort to address false reports made through Safe2Tell. The hotline was created after the Columbine shooting so that...

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