Join the Upstander Network!
Innovative Bullying Prevention Strategies
Interactive, Skill Building, Bullying Prevention Program
Empowering Students, and Equipping Staff & Parents
What does it look like? Interactive sessions with presentation, conversation and activities that build awareness and provide practical strategies and skills to prevent, reduce and address bullying and other forms of mistreatment to create thriving youth climates.
“I don’t usually like workshops and trainings but in my 21 years as an educator this ranks at the top… John is engaging, entertaining, qualified and real.”
– Polk Middle School Teacher, Albuquerque, NM
Equipping Adults: Innovative Strategies for Bullying and Violence Prevention
Too often adults are told to do something about bullying but have few tools to deal with it. It’s important for adults to know that mistreatment has many layers and need to know what to do about it.
This session provides research, activities, and specific intervention strategies for noticing, preventing and addressing youth on youth mistreatment. Participants raise their awareness and capacity to effectively deal with bullying, cruelty and violence. An ideal training for veteran and new educators alike. (Also available for parents or students in classrooms, worshop and assembly settings.)
Empowering Students: Upstander Network Training Program and other workshops
Utilize this proven, research-based bullying prevention program implemented at more than 400 high schools, middles schools, and elementary schools around the world. While students can and should be involved in all aspects of creating a safe school, the majority of students believe that they have only two options for making their school safer: turn away, ignore, and thus condone the hurtful acts they see, or “tell” on their peers.
Being more than a bystander gives them a needed third option: the training, skills, and support they need to intervene with their peers on the spot, in the moment, as potentially hurtful situations unfold whether in person or over social media. Upstander students not only prevent and stop acts of cruelty and reduce tension on campus, they also impact the attitudes and behaviors of bystanders.
The Safe School Ambassadors program (offered through our partner Community Matters) creates a campus where all students can perform in a safe and welcoming environment. Our Director, John Linney, is co-author of “Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying & Violence,” available online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Every service fee is quoted to fit the needs of a district, region, or school. We tailor our services to meet your needs. Things we consider 1) In what part of the U.S. or the world is the service provided, 2) Content: if it is an existing program we offer, if it is a modification, how much preparation is needed, and/or 3) How many schools or people receive the service. Please know you pay less with more services or days packaged together days. If you book multiple programs over several years, you save even more. Expenses are typically built into a single “ inclusive” price, so the price agreed upon is the total invoiced. Please Contact Us for more information since we are always happy to discuss how we can support you.