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Local resources

Casa Center for Positive Social Change 602-254-6400 • casacares.org “The Power of YOU” is a school-based bullying prevention prevention program that targets the roots of bullying, abuse and violence by boosting core emotional intelligence competencies in children, youth and the important adults in their lives. Rather than focusing on a particular problem (like “bullying” “dating violence” or “sexual abuse”) the program focuses on building positive behaviors and reducing negative behaviors. It’s Good 2B Good 480-621-7329 • itsgood2bgood.com Founded by Sandra Zerner, M.Ed. in 2002, dedicated to helping kids recognize the power of doing good. Presentations, interactive tools and the book It’s Good 2B Good are designed to help kids, teachers and parents bring out inner qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness. Karstadt Taekwon-Do (Az Kicks) ITF 6220 N 7th St, Phoenix 602-264-2300 • azkicks.com Bully Buster Training covers the bullying process, identifying a bully, setting boundaries, types of bullying, simple and clear action steps to take if bullied, self-defense tips and more. Martin Springer Institute Northern Arizona University PO Box 5624, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5624 928-523-2464 • nau.edu/msi The mission of the Institute is to “apply the lessons of the Holocaust to promote moral courage, altruism, and tolerance.” Sponsors an annual bullying prevention conference and provides a library of supportive materials, including links to national bullying prevention resources. Motivational Small Talk 480-926-0608 • bullying.motivationalsmalltalk.org Provides speaker on diversity and bullying prevention. notMYkid 602-652-0163 • notmykid.org Information on bullying, internet safety and other youth-related issues. (At the national level, notMYkid specializes in substance abuse prevention). Stop Bullying AZ stopbullyingaz.org An anti-bullying initiative of Phoenix’s First Lady Nicole Stanton. Mission is to end bullying by focusing on bystanders and providing them the tools and education they need to empower them to step in or to bring awareness to specific incidents of bullying. Teen Lifeline 602-248-TEEN (8336) • teenlifeline.org Peer counseling suicide hotline, bullying prevention curriculum. The Be O.N.E. (Open to New Experiences) Project thebeoneproject.org Local commu​nity-building and anti-bullying prevention program created by Phoenix student Matthew Kaplan. An interactive four-hour presentation designed for middle school students (grades 5-8) that harnesses the power of positive peer pressure to create an inclusive and positive school environment. The Bullying Ends Now thebullyingendsnow.com Student speakers on bullying prevention. Workshops for Youth & Families 480-567-0298 • workshopsaz.org Resiliency and leadership skills workshops for youth.

National resources

A Thin Line (a campaign of MTV Networks) athinline.org Information for youth and adults about various forms of digital abuse, plus links to resources. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry aacap.org Facts for Families on bullying, children’s threats and more. American Federation of Teachers aft.org Information, resources and training for educators, students, parents and others. “See a Bully, Stop a Bully: Make a Difference” campaign. Anti-Defamation League 602-274-0991 (Arizona regional office) • adl.org “World of Difference” anti-bias education program, workshops on interrupting name calling/ bullying and cyberbullying, “No Place for Hate” initiative to challenge bigotry in schools, “Many Faces of Hate” film series, teacher training and peer education programs, Holocaust education. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Assessment tools for measuring bullying victimization, perpetration and bystander experiences can be found here. GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) glsen.org Phoenix chapter: 602-705-9780, Tucson chapter: 520-743-4800 Age-appropriate programs to improve school climate for all students, annual No-Name Calling Week, Safe Space Kit and Building a Bully-Free Building. Medline Plus Website provides news and information on prevention/screening, coping, law/policy and more. National Education Association neatoday.org Arizona Education Association: 602-264-1774 News, research, prevention strategies. “Bully Free: It Starts with Me” campaign. National PTA (Parent Teacher Association) pta.org Arizona PTA: 602-279-1811 “Connect for Respect” campaign. Policy statements, tips for parents, best practices for schools and communities. National School Climate Center schoolclimate.org “BullyBust” campaign. Raises awareness about school bullying and prevention (partners include the Broadway show “Wicked”). NetSmartz Workshop (a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) netsmartz.org or nsteens.org Information for parents and guardians, educators, law enforcement and youth. Olweus Bullying Prevention Program violencepreventionworks.org Online courses and assessment tools. The Ophelia Project opheliaproject.org Information on reducing relational aggression in schools, workplaces and communities. Pacer Center Kids Against Bullying: pacerkidsagainstbullying.org Teens Against Bullying: pacerteensagainstbullying.org Videos by kids and celebrities, webisodes, games, contests, online petition and more. Also classroom toolkits, student action plan and pledge, create a video toolkit, and art/music/dance activities. Severson Sisters Foundation 602-538-7562 • seversonsisters.org Bullying solutions and self-compassion outreach programs. Stop Bullying stopbullying.gov Information on warning signs, risk factors, effects, coping, cyberbullying, bullying of specific groups and more. Teaching Tolerance (A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center) 334-956-8200 •tolerance.org “Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History” (film & companion materials); magazine and educator materials that promote diversity, equal opportunity and respect.


Bullycide in America: Moms Speak Out About the Bullying/Suicide Connection compiled by Brenda High (bullycide.org). Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones (dearbully.com, also features a blog). It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller (itgetsbetter.org, also features a blog). The Bully, The Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School—How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle by Barbara Coloroso (kidsareworthit.com). The Cartoon Network’s “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign has an educators-guide that lists non-fiction titles on bullying-related themes. Both Free Spirit Publishing (freespirit.com) and YouthLight, Inc. (youthlight.com) offer several bullying-related titles.

Stage and screen

“Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History” (film and companion materials). Documents the court case of a teen bullied at school because of his sexual orientation. Available from Teaching Tolerance (A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center). tolerance.org/bullied. “Bullied to Silence.” A 2012 documentary that examines bullies, bystanders and youth who are bullied. The film profiles youth and adults, including several in Arizona, who are working to prevent bullying in their schools and communities. Produced by Purple People Inc./Dog Eats Hat Productions. bulliedtosilence.com. “Bully.” A 2012 documentary that follows five families affected by bullying (including two who lost children to suicide). Produced by The Weinstein Company/Where We Live Films. thebullyproject.com. “The Bully Plays” collection tincludes works by Dwayne Hartford and Jose Cruz Gonzales, playwrights-in-residence with Childsplay of Tempe. dramaticpublishing.com.     RAISING ARIZONA KIDS magazine provides resource directories as a community service and a starting place for your research. We do not independently evaluate nor do we imply endorsement by including particular organizations. If you know of additional resources we should list, please contact us.