Ferndale Elementary school in Humboldt County, California, has adopted a novel approach to student bullying.
“It wasn’t just that punishment didn’t do any good,” says Tammy Saldana, Ferndale principal. “Punishment actually made things worse. Sending the student to detention, it doesn’t work. They go home, they’re upset, they just come right back to school and do it again. They haven’t learned any replacement skills for the negative behavior.”
No Bully is seeking an exceptional Program Director to scale delivery of No Bully partnerships to schools nationwide.
THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED
No Bully has been working successfully in Humboldt County for the past year training schools how to bring together Solution Teams of students to end incidents of bullying and harassment among their peers.
Now Seven Humboldt County schools will have the opportunity to enter a one-year partnership with No Bully in 2013-2014 to implement its system to prevent and stop student bullying and harassment. 90% of the cost of the parternship will come from a consortium of donors that we are actively bringing together with support from the Humboldt County Office of Education.
Five Marin County schools will have the opportunity to partner with No Bully in the 2013-2014 school year through funding provided by the CCSESA Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) to the Marin County Office of Education. One of the goals of this statewide initiative is to build the capacity of schools and communities to implement prevention and early identification strategies that promote student mental health. The regional plan for the SMHI contract has a specific focus on bullying prevention.
Imagine schools worldwide becoming signatories to a charter of compassion. Each school retains its individuality but all share in the commitment to step beyond individualism and to foster a new generation who care for others and the planet as much as themselves.
There is an urgency to this cause. Unless we dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and transcend our differences, we risk not only endless intolerance, fragmentation and violence but also a severed pact with a planet that will no longer support our lack of care.
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the storm of grief and analysis that followed one thing became clear: there is no one explanation to violence, no one step that will prevent the outrageous from occurring.
Smart Women Talk Radio will be interviewing, Nicholas Carlisle, Executive Director of No Bully, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11 am EST (8am PST).
Join Katana Abbott and Victoria Trabosh as we discuss:
With the help of stars from some of Broadway’s biggest hit musicals – including Kinky Boots, Wicked, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Hairspray and GHOST The Musical – No Bully raised over $75,000 at the first-ever “Broadway Against Bullying” holiday cabaret which took place on Monday, December 3 at Club Fugazi, home of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon.
One-Night-Only Holiday Cabaret featuring stars of some of Broadway’s biggest hit musicals!