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No Place for Bullying

No Place for Bullying
Leadership for Schools That Care for Every Student

Foreword by Kevin Jennings

Education Policy

September 2012 | 288 pages | Corwin

Discover the keys to successful bullying prevention!

No Place for Bullying describes the paradigm shifts a school administrator needs to create in order to develop and lead a schoolwide bully prevention program. Preventing and counteracting bullying should be a top priority for every school leader, but anti-bullying efforts often fail because they do not have full support from all stakeholders, including parents.

This accessible book makes it easy to implement the three critical components of effective leadership for bullying prevention:

  • The WILL to address the problem
  • The SKILL to lead others to help reduce and prevent bullying
  • The FOLLOW-THROUGH to ensure that anti-bullying policies are established and sustained

Filled with activities and examples, No Place for Bullying provides the tools to inspire the cultural shift necessary to combat bullying in schools. Ensure that bullying prevention becomes an ongoing and established part of your school's culture and climate by becoming an instrument of change!

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"This book is outstanding. It walks you through the complexity of the issue and provides practical ways to implement the process through staff training activities."
—Holly Leach, Principal
Northshore Christian Academy, Everett, WA

"Just in time! No Place for Bullying is an outstanding example of what is good in education today. This toolkit responds to a growing concern for the safety and protection of all students and their rights."
—Marian White-Hood, Director of Academics
Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Washington, DC

About the Author
Section 1: The Will
1. The Blind Spot of Bullying Prevention
2. The Moral Purpose and Obligation of Bullying Prevention
3. How We See It Is How We Solve It
4. Changing Your Mind(set)
Section 2: The Skill
5. You Can't Bully Your Way to Bullying Prevention
6. Leadership for Bullying Prevention: What Not to Do and Not to Think
7. Leading Groups to Lead
8. The Human Face of Data
9. "Of the Students, by the Students, for the Students": What School Leaders Need to Know
10. “Of the Students, by the Students, for the Students”: What School Leaders Need to Do
Section 3: The Follow Through (Infrastructure)
11. Leadership for a Change
12. Policies, Programs, and Practices
13. Discipline in the Right Climate: Rules, Consequences, Supervision, and Intervention
14. Beyond the School Building: Parents, the School Bus, and the Digital World
15. Beyond Bullying Prevention: Climate Change for the Better
Appendix: Bullying Prevention Resources
Key features

No Place for Bullying provides school principals and other school leaders such as assistant principals, counselors, and psychologists with the three critical components of effective leadership for bullying prevention:

  • The WILL (commitment, desire and moral obligation) for addressing the problem

  • The SKILL (knowledge, strategies and tools available) for leading others toward a common goal of reducing and preventing bullying

  • The FOLLOW THROUGH (procedures, processes, protocols, and traditions) for ensuring that bullying prevention becomes an ongoing and established part of the school's culture and climate

This book features:

  • Jim Dillon is a certified Olweus bully prevention program trainer. Olweus is the most widely used, recommended, and researched anti-bullying program in the country.
  • In addition to offering solutions, the book also explains why most anti-bullying efforts fail
  • Includes information on how to assess and improve overall school climate
  • Describes how to involve all members of the school community, including parents
  • Includes additional useful information such as how to deliver effective presentations in order get buy-in from community members and staff, how to collect and analyze data, directions to video clips, and sample forms and case studies


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