"Resilient youth have common resiliency factors operating as two broad sets of developmental strengths that encourage and support the coping skills of children and adolescents: (1) extrinsic factors (family, peers, school, and community), and (2) intrinsic factors or personality characteristics (empowerment, self-control, cultural sensitivity, self-concept, and social sensitivity)." Bonnie Branson
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Bullying Prevention Program
Parents, students, or teachers can complete this form to report bullying. Please remember that bullying entails purposeful, repeated cruelty towards another (verbal, physical, or emotional) and is different than a peer conflict or a one-time bad choice. All of these issues should be reported, but will be handled through different processes. Only true instances of bullying should be reported on this form. The second page of the form is for staff use only.
by Judith Viorst Year Published: 1987Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.
And it got worse...
His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!
by Kevin Henkes Year Published: 2008A funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance. by Derek Munson Year Published: 2000It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipes for turning your best enemy into your best friend by Trudy Ludwig Year Published: 2006 ,Focuses on the fine line between harmless teasing and hurtful teasing, with themes of relational bullying. by Julia Cook Year Published: 2006All of Louis' thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His mouth is a volcano! My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time. Told from Louis’ perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak by Julia Cook Year Published: 2008Louis is back! And this time, he's learning all about personal space. Louis, a self-taught space expert is delighted to learn that his teacher has sent him to the principal's office to attend personal space camp. Eager to learn more about lunar landings, space suits, and other cosmic concepts, Louis soon discovers that he has much to learn about personal space right here on earth. Written with style, wit, and rhythm, personal space camp addresses the complex issue of respect for another person s physical boundaries. Told from Louis perspective, this story is a must-have resource for parents, teachers, and counselors who want to communicate the idea of personal space in a manner that connects with kids. by Rosalind Wiseman Year Published: 2003Parent read. Looks at friendship issues for girls, specifically relational aggression. by Eileen Spinelli Year Published: 1996About acceptance and friendship, this warmhearted tale examines the effect that love and tender regard can have on a lackluster existence. by Jerry Spinelli Year Published: 2002From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.
Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love
by Lawrence Shapiro Year Published: 1994Ages 4 - 10. Margaret and Amy are two girls in the same class who are coincidentally both having a very difficult day. While Amy finds ways to solve the various problems she encounters, Margaret always makes things worse by her reactions. This simple but poignant book is an excellent tool to help young children learn alternatives to getting angry. by Kevin Henkes Year Published: 2010Wemberly worried about spilling her juice, about shrinking in the bathtub, even about snakes in the radiator. She worried morning, noon, and night. "Worry, worry, worry," her family said. "Too much worry." And Wemberly worried about one thing most of all: her first day of school. But when she meets a fellow worrywart in her class, Wemberly realizes that school is too much fun to waste time worrying!
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