Banishing Bullying Behavior:

Transforming the Culture of Peer Abuse
Second Edition 

“Banishing Bullying Behavior” challenges students, parents, educators, education support professionals, administrators, counselors, and policy makers to confront the culture of cruelty that is devastating our society.  This book is filled with insights, personal stories, anecdotal material, and strategies that are directed to the widest audience possible.  It urges us to become change agents and empower children to transform their pain, rage and revenge to empathy, kindness and healing.  The scope of this book includes physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, cyber, sibling and summer camp bullying.    All forms of bullying have become more intense as a result of the impact of social media and the need to address them is crucial.

The book also explores topics which include cyberbullying, children with disabilities, “mean girls,” teachers who are bullies, parents who refuse to accept that their children are bullies, and academic vs. social emotional learning concerns to help readers change the culture and banish bully behavior.

Banishing Bullying Behavior:

Transforming the Culture of Pain, Rage and Revenge
First Edition 

The Book

Fried and Sosland bring their combined experiences together to present a blueprint to reduce the pain, rage and revenge cycle of bullying. Their strategies have been captured from hands-on interaction with educators, parents and students. Their premise comes from the apocryphal village that is being ravaged by dysentery. Do you treat each person for their intestinal disorders or do you put in a sewer system? Do you work with each individual student or do you change a culture that hosts cruelty. Can you do both? The core of the book is the Student Empowerment Session that has been crafted and refined over fifteen years. This carefully organized, powerful system of questions has effected dramatic changes in children’s insights about their behavior.

The Authors

SuEllen Fried combined her background in dance therapy and child abuse prevention to create BullySafeUSA, a bullying prevention program that has been introduced to 85,000 students in 36 states. She has co-authored two books on bullying with her daughter, Paula Fried; is a past chairman of Prevent Child Abuse America and has appeared on numerous national TV programs such as Good Morning, America; the Today Show; MSNBC; and was featured in an A&E documentary, Bill Kurtis Reports, Bullied to Death.

Blanche Sosland spent most of her teaching career at the college and university level, but she also worked in classrooms ranging from early childhood to middle school. Her areas of expertise include diagnosis and remediation of reading problems in the classroom and twice-exceptional children.

Getting a Copy of Your Own!

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