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A good anti bullying program is essential for the prevention of bullying, harassment and violence in the student population.  Some Programs have only a short test period of implementation and others several years.  The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, as an example, has been in use for over 20 years throughout the world. 
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The most important thing is to TRY a program, WORK the program, RECORD your progress as you go and FOLLOW-UP frequently so you can assess how the program is doing.  If you do not get the results you desire, TRY, WORK, RECORD and FOLLOW-UP again.  Do not give up – these are your kids.
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Below is a list of programs schools can research to see if they are right for their school and school district.  Some programs have links to follow in a logo/picture under the program name. To obtain more information about these programs as well as contact information, click on "The Bully Police E-Book" on the right of the page and order the E-Book.  The cost is minimal and includes over a thousand pages of information on a variety of subjects having to do with bullying.
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AnComm, Inc.
"Breaking the Code of silence through Anonymous Communication"- www.ancomm.com   Contact Carter B. Myers, 866-9-AnComm (866-926-2666)
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Back Off Bully
http://www.backoffbully.com – Anti-violence programs designed by Dr’s. Twemlow & Sacco - This approach relies heavily on traditional martial arts philosophy, applied psychoanalysis, and large group psychology.
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Best Friends Foundation
http://www.bestfriendsfoundation.org/BFWhatisBF.html - Best Friends Foundation - Best Friends provides a developmentally sound curriculum in an educational setting which promotes fun, companionship, and caring.
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BUDDY BUGS “ROK”
The Genesis of 14-years of working experience with the Assistance League of Southern California’s Theater for Children and the Walter Lantz Foundation by founder, Suzanna Royse. Contact Suzanna Royse at 661-645-2929 or email her at buddybugs@sbcglobal.net
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Bullies And Victims – SATI  (Student Assistance Training International)
A Comprehensive Program to Prevent Peer Abuse in your School & Community.  Cheryl Watkins, Executive Director; Phoenix, AZ; Ph(602) 867-7851  - Email Catiwat@aol.com – This is the program that the Idaho State Superintendent’s Office is mandating for Idaho schools.
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The Bully Free Classroom -www.BullyFree.com
Committed to preventing and stopping bullying in all environments (i.e., schools, workplaces, etc.).  Their goal is to promote the Golden Rule (treat others the way you want to be treated) everywhere.
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BullySafe USA – Train the Trainer Institute
Because of the great numbers of invitations I receive to work with students, I have found that it is even more effective to train people to do the work that I do so that hundreds of thousands of students could be engaged and empowered to talk about the issues of bullying.   Consequently, I have developed a Train the Trainer Training Institute and have trained over three hundred people to work with students, educators, professionals, and parents. People that I have trained are working in California, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
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During the two and one-half day training institute, participants will observe two student sessions and experience one and a half days of training sessions, which will include lectures, videotapes, research information, overheads, and a collection of resource materials. On the third day, each participant will facilitate a student session and develop an action plan for future trainings.
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To learn more about SuEllen Fried’s Train the Trainer Institute, visit www.bullysafeusa.com/store/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=6
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BullyStoppers.com
http://www.bullystoppers.com - The Free Bully Reporting Site - This site offers a free reporting tool that can be used immediately to stop bullying at school.  Kids report confidently as names are never used!
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CAABI is a Watch-Dog group Headquartered in Mason City, IA.
At CAABI we strive through lectures and events to educate our youth from 2nd through 8th grade. They will be able to understand the concepts of why bullying happens, and alternatives to take when it happens. We teach them the misconceptions that are underlying to this problem in schools, and other activities. Children that attend are actively involved with the presentation. The events we schedule, are set up so that kids feel free to relax, and talk if they wish. These events also are a great way for children to create friends and recognize differences. Our goal is to reduce 95% of the bullying happening in our area schools and activity centers. For more information go to http://www.caabi.org
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Challenge Day
Our mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential workshops and programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.  Our 6 ½-hour Challenge Day program, is designed for 100 students.  Our program is created to build connection and empathy, and to fulfill our vision that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved, and celebrated.  Challenge Day is more than a one-day program.  It is the spark that ignites a movement of compassion and positive change, known as The Be the Change movement.
Since 1987, Challenge Day has inspired hundreds of thousands of youth and adults.  We have led Challenge Days in 450 cities, 39 U.S. States, 5 provinces of Canada, Japan, Germany, and Australia. Contact our offices in Concord California at office@challengeday.org or visit our website at http://www.challengeday.org to learn more.
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Champions Against Bullying is passionately committed to working with individuals, schools and communities where every child can live, work, learn and thrive in an environment without fear, without violence and without limitation.  Kids deserve that right.
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Gandhi said, “If we want to have peace in the world we have to start with the children.”  To help reduce the level of violence in schools and in society Champions Against Bullying (CAB) has created, The No-Nonsense Guide To KidsBullying Solutions, an interactive, award winning CD-ROM that teaches kids how to save their own lives and teaches parents how to save their kids’ lives.  We hold group and individualized consultations and lead workshops in schools for kids, educators and parents and offer prevention and early intervention strategies and immediate, practical solutions.
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Our background and experience includes, teaching, counseling, writing, publishing and editing.  Our aim is to develop a thirst in everyone for lifelong learning in a humane civilization. 
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For general information email info@championsagainstbulling.com or Alex Penn at alex.penn@championsagainstbullying.com, (Canada phone at 416-275-1007, in the U.S.310-993-8007), or Pina D. Mormile at pinadmormile@championsagainstbullying.com, (Canada phone 647-222-6427).
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Channing Bete Company
From Assessment through Achievement - POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
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The issues facing communities and schools are complex... which is all the more reason not to face them alone. We're here to help, with research-based tools and programs that: For more information visit http://www.channing-bete.com/positiveyouth/
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CLIMB Theatre, a non-profit traveling theatre troupe from Minneapolis/St. Paul, travels to schools around the country addressing the topic of bullying prevention.  Each year CLIMB performs our plays and interactive classes for over 450,000 students in grades K-12.  CLIMB Theatre¹s plays and classes are research-based, and responsibly written to achieve specific educational objectives. 
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CLIMB's program significantly increase a student's knowledge about bullying and how to best handle it.  In addition, after CLIMB programming, students are more likely, (when addressing someone who was bullying them), to use direct eye contact, a confident posture, and a strong voice.  Our programs are not only effective but also entertaining - that's what makes CLIME so effective. 
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For more information on CLIMB Theatre visit our website at www.climb.org or contact our Outreach Department at (800) 767-9660.
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Committee for Children
The Committee for Children seeks to foster the social and emotional development, safety, and well-being of children through education and advocacy.
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The Committee for Children organization develops and publishes programs and curricula for children from preschool through middle school about social skills, bullying, and sexual abuse, in addition to an emergent literacy program for young children. 
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Based in Seattle, Washington, Committee for Children is now used in 25,000 schools and in 21 nations and regions around the world, such as Japan, Norway, and Kurdistan. Committee for Children focuses on the essential skills of empathy, impulse control, anger management, problem solving, personal safety, and emergent literacy. Each program takes a unique approach that is based on extensive research to help children succeed in school and in life. 
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To learn more about Committee for Children, visit their website, www.cfchildren.org.
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Community Matters
http://www.community-matters.org - A nonprofit organization that provides training, facilitation, and consultation in the areas of violence prevention, youth development, strengthening and sustaining school and community partnerships, and involving all youth in service and leadership through service-learning and peer helping.
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Coping With Bullies
Coping With Bullies is presented by, and is developed by Dr. Jay Carter, Psy. D.,  DABPS.  The official name of this program is Dr. Jay Carter on Coping With Bullies: Effective Strategies for School, Youth Agency and Home.
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The average accumulated evaluations for this program is: 93% Excellent, 7% Good.   Coping With Bullies is research based.  It is consensus based on the experienced feedback of teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and children.
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Email Kathy Noll at kthynoll@aol.com for more information.
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Creating Caring Communities (CCC)
We create safe and caring communities for children and youth
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We're a group of dedicated professionals, devoted to the development of safe and caring environments in schools and communities. Based upon our highly-respected, much-imitated Bully-Proofing Your School program, Creating Caring Communities offers an in-depth program of comprehensive school climate-change that provides a systems approach for handling bully/victim problems through the creation of a "caring community" of students and adults. Our work focuses on supporting schools and communities in the creation of a positive, caring work environment that feels safe and secure for all.  We accomplish this through a gradual process, changing the climate of the school as members of the school and community work together.  The result is a safe, caring school and community, encouraging supportive interpersonal relations and excellent academic achievement.
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Check out our website at www.creatingcaringcommunities.org or email us at susiestreet@bullyproofing.org or call 720-941-0700.
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"Don't Laugh At Me" is a program designed for use with elementary and middle school youth to help address the problems of bullying, ridiculing, teasing and harassing that can occur in today's schools. The program was developed by Educators for Social Responsibility, in collaboration with Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, who was deeply impacted by a song of the same name by Steve Seskin. 
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Don't Laugh At Me is a national initiative launched by Yarrow who has made it his personal mission to reduce violence in America's schools. 
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The initiative uses music, video and well-tested instructional activities to help students recognize intolerance due to personal differences, understand that differences are positive, develop compassion for others who are different from themselves, and learn that teasing, name calling, exclusion and ridicule are hurtful to others. Teachers are also provided strategies in helping students develop new ways for resolving conflicts positively. 
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For more information on the Don't Laugh At Me national initiative, visit Operation Respect, at www.operationrespect.org.
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The Hands Project – A 13-word pledge and a simple signed purple cutout are all that's involved in The Hand’s Project. 
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A participant takes this vow:  “I will not use my hand or words for hurting myself or others,”  Next, the person traces the outline of his or her hand on a piece of purple paper -- the color purple stands for violence awareness -- cuts it out, signs it and hangs it on a wall.  It may sound simple, a little too simple, but the pledge and the program seem to work, say those who have tried it. This pledge has spread to more than 40 states in the United States and five countries. 
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To learn more about The Hands Project, call 888-443-6299 or visit its Web site, www.handsproject.org
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The Incredible Years
The program was selected as a "Model" program by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and the program has been recommended by the American Psychological Division 12 Task force.
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The Incredible Years Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series has two long-range goals. The first goal is to develop comprehensive treatment programs for young children with early onset conduct problems. The second goal is the development of cost-effective, community-based, universal prevention programs that all families and teachers of young children can use to promote social competence and to prevent children from developing conduct problems in the first place.
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To find out more about The Incredible Years, visit their website at http://www.incredibleyears.com
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LIFT
Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers
Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT) is a research-based intervention program designed to prevent the development of aggressive and antisocial behaviors in children within the elementary school setting (particularly first graders and fifth graders).
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LIFT is designed to decrease the likelihood of two major factors that put children at risk for subsequent antisocial behavior and delinquency: 
1) aggressive and other socially incompetent behaviors with teachers and peers at school and 
2) ineffective parenting, including inconsistent and inappropriate discipline and lax supervision. 
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LIFT has three main components:
1) classroom-based child social skills training
2) the playground Good Behavior Game, and 
3) parent management training. 
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To learn more about LIFT visit their website at www.dsgonline.com/mpg2.5/TitleV_MPG_Table_Ind_Rec.asp?id=354
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Mary Finds a Friend
Inspired by actual events, Mary Finds a Friend is a heartwarming story about a fascinating friendship between a yearling moose, named Mary, and a grandmother Welch Cob horse, named Little Bit. 
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Using Mary Finds a Friend at the elementary level is the very best corrective action tool available for the anti-bullying crusade.  This methodology attacks the root cause of the problem early on and precludes its growth. Like any good parable, the story holds a powerful message, yet it is not forced or offending, driving home the importance of compassion, friendship, and caring about others. 
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Contact the author, Robert R. Skye, at rjskye@comcast.net, for more information about using, Mary Finds a Friend in your classroom.
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The Megan Pledge
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Menninger Peaceful Schools Project
Given the prevalence of bullying, Stuart Twemlow, MD, a psychiatrist and international authority on school and community violence from the world-renowned Menninger Clinic, has been studying the causes and effects of bullying on individuals and communities. From a three-year, ongoing study known as the Peaceful Schools Project, Dr. Twemlow and other researchers at the psychiatric center have devised a set of low-cost school violence prevention techniques based on the rigors of scientific evaluation. Since so few programs develop interventions relying on strict randomized, controlled studies, the Peaceful Schools Project is believed to be the most ambitious, privately funded study of its kind.
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From the ongoing Menninger studies, Dr. Twemlow and his colleagues have concluded that bullying behavior, especially in schools, requires three participants: a bully, a target and an observer or bystander. Take one role out of the mix and bullying can be stymied. Involve the whole school in a comprehensive antiviolence program and bullying may be virtually eliminated. 
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NationalSave
http://www.nationalsave.org - SAVE is a student driven organization. Students learn about alternatives to violence and practice what they learn through school and community service projects. As they participate in SAVEactivities, students learn crime prevention and conflict management skills and the virtues of good citizenship, civility, and nonviolence.
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The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
was first developed in Norway after a number of Norway students died from suicide after being bullied.  (Developed by Dan Olweus PhD – Book: Bullying at School)
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The Olweus Bullying Prevention Programis the most researched and the best-known bullying prevention program available today and has been shown to: 
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Go to www.hazelden.org/web/public/olweus.page to order Olweus Program materials.
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To request information about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, by CD or  DVD go to Professionalresources.e-news@hazelden.org
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Rachel’s Challenge - We're working to reach EVERY STUDENT IN AMERICA with our message!  What's the Message?
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Students have the power to make PERMANENT, POSITIVE, CULTURAL CHANGE in their schools and communities by accepting the challenge of Rachel Scott to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.
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How do we do it? 
In 3 words we... MOTIVATE, EDUCATE and ACTIVATE.
We get this done using different combinations of products that are age-appropriate for the specific audience.
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Curious? If you work with kids and/or are concerned about future generations check us out at http://www.RachelsChallenge.com - who knows, you may just start a chain reaction.
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RightTrack® Learning Management System - What effect is bullying having on your students? 
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Each year, we are faced with a growing number of cases involving Bullying. Experts say that many cases are never even reported because students do not feel comfortable to share their feelings on this subject.
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RRT has joined with education experts to create a bullying awareness module directed toward intermediate/middle school students. If you'd like a full demonstration of the training in its entirety inside our RightTrack® Learning Management System, contact an RRT sales representative at (877)778-8277.
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The Safe School Ambassadors program is research-based and field-tested, with an unassailable logic model. The Safe School Ambassadors program draws upon social change theory, which states that empowering the most influential students who are in the best position to effect social change is the best way to change social norms.  Student Ambassadors are taught to recognize all forms of mistreatment and to remedy the situations with high-level intervention techniques including nonviolent communication skills. 
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More information can be found online at www.safeschoolambassadors.org or www.community-matters.org, or contact our office at (707) 823-6159,  8 – 5 PST.
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School Tip Line is a new, award-winning, program begun by Brigham Young University student, Justin Bergener. 
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School Tip Line provides the 'best practices' in incident prevention, risk mitigation, safety collaboration and emergency notification.  Their flagship service, SafeTalk, empowers students to be the eyes and ears of safety throughanonymous communication, via the Web or through text messaging.  This system effectively aids in prevention of safety concerns at the earliest stages.
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For more information, visit the website at www.schooltipline.com or contact info@schooltipline.com
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Stories of Us
Promoting Positive Peer Relationships (P3R was recently launched in Washington DC at the National Leaders conference. 
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The P3R: Stories of Us – Bullying program is composed of a unique series of film-based education resources for supporting students, educators and the broader community in addressing the problem of bullying in schools.  Building upon the unprecedented success of the Australian Stories of Us, the significantly expanded American program has commenced a staged release. The first of middle school resources is now available
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The P3R Resources center on films developed and produced with students, and provide extensive curriculum materials, staff training and community education. The uncommonly realistic films are built from the ground up with groups of American students who collaborate in brainstorming the subject and developing the scripts. They perform all the young roles in the dramatized films, and work in supporting positions on the film crew.  Every word of dialogue is their own, and every detail approved by the students. 
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For more information visit www.StoriesofUs.com.
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TAKE TEN toolkit includes the Take Ten Crew and The Three O’clock Fight comic book.  Take Ten is a program of the Robinson Community Learning Center, an outreach project of the University of Notre Dame.  Some of the issues that are addressed in this program are:
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For more information about Take Ten, visit www.nd.edu/~taketen
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Taking the Bully by the Horns
Taking the Bully by the Horns -- Coping with Bullies:  Effective Strategies for School, Youth Agency and Home, has  won National Awards for "Saving Children's Lives, Making the World a Better Place, and Empowering Those in Need."  The book was developed by Kathy Noll & Dr. Jay Carter.   The average accumulated evaluations for our program are: 93% Excellent and 7% Good.  Our program is research based with consensus based on the experienced feedback of teachers, administrators, guidance counselors and children.
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"Bullying is a widespread problem that has serious ramifications on students'  ability to progress academically and to grow emotionally and socially. Every school and home should have a copy of Kathy Noll's book, "Taking the Bully by the Horns"  to ensure successful prevention."  -- J.P. Superintendent
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To learn more about Bullying Prevention, ordering our Books & Videos, and to book a Speaking Engagement or Bullying Workshop, please go to our "Taking the Bully by the Horns" website at: http://kathynoll.com and contact Kathy Noll at kthynoll@aol.com
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Wave America
http://www.waveamerica.com – Wave America - Working Against Violence Everywhere is a proactive safe schools initiative to help prevent violence in middle and senior high schools.
 

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