Visit the resources below to further your knowledge on violence prevention and social intelligence:
Barbara Lewis, What Do You Stand For? For Teens (Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 1998).
This book is divided into chapters according to character traits such as honesty, empathy and tolerance. Each chapter offers stories from real teens, discussion question about the trait and activities for young people to help build the trait in themselves.
BJC Behavioral Health is an affiliated member of BJC HealthCare offering comprehensive community-based behavioral health services to children and adults in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the Missouri counties of Washington, Iron and St. Francois.
This is one of the major operating components of the national Department of Health and Human Services. It offers information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.
Common Sense Media provides trustworthy information and tools so that families can have a choice about the media they consume. Topics on the site include movie, book and video game reviews; educational tools for teachers and informational tools for parents.
Dan Olweus, Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do (Blackwell, 1993).
Groundbreaking book written by one of the fathers of bullying prevention. This book gives an overview of what bullying is, the roles students play and solutions.
Begun is 1998 through the collaboration of the St. Louis Rams, Cardinals, Blues, and local citizens, the diversity Awareness Partnership works to develop an understanding of difference and inclusion of all people. The site includes information on local conferences, trainings and events.
This website offers information on various intelligences that impact learning. Book resources are given.
Begun in 2001 through the work of University of California – Berkeley alumni and professors, the Greater Good Science Center provides research and activities for promoting social and emotional well-being. Topics on the site include gratitude, altruism, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, happiness and mindfulness.
Lorraine Amstutz, The little book of restorative discipline for schools: teaching responsibility, creating caring climates (Intercourse PA: Good Books, 2005).
This book is a basic guide on the adaptation of restorative justice principles to support schools in their efforts toward restorative discipline.
Mental Health America is a leading advocacy organization addressing mental and substance use conditions. It works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.
Ron Claassen, Discipline that restores: strategies to create respect, cooperation, and responsibility in the classroom, 1st ed. ([S.1]: Ron and Roxanne Claassen, 2008).
This book is a resource for schools interested in actively working to use discipline as a way to repair harm rather than punish. It offers concrete examples and user-friendly materials.
Rosalind Wiseman, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence (New York: Rivers Press, 2003).
The social world of girls is broken into the roles young women play in social relationships. This book explains each of the social roles of girls, as well as strategies to help build resilience and confidence for girls who find themselves in challenging roles.
Search Institute is an independent non-profit organization striving to create a world where young people are valued and thrive. At the heart of the institute's work is the framework of 40 development assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people learn to help them grow into caring, responsible adults.
This website presents information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Students of all abilities have the right to access free public education. However, students with disabilities can become unfairly targeted by bullying, and may experience difficulty learning because of it. The U.S. Department of Education has created an information sheet for parents of students with disabilities. This Parent Fact Sheet offers resources and talking points that can be used to address bullying of students with disabilities in schools.
This comprehensive government resource offers schools and families practical, helpful information about bullying.