As suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death among children under the age of fourteen, and as recent bullying statistics report a strong connection between bullying, being bullied, and suicide, it is time for society to set aside its obsession with grade-level benchmarks, test scores, and Blue Ribbon Schools, and instead demand that our students achieve the academic successes they deserve by ensuring that they are educated in schools that are intellectually, socially, and emotionally safe.
In Safe Hands: Bullying Prevention With Compassion for All is a hands-on blueprint to helping schools, parents, and the community at large address and solve the problem of bullying. This compelling examination of bullying includes real life examples and activities for implementation. The fact that the program introduced in this book was developed-not in response to the obvious and increasing need for bullying prevention and intervention in schools, but merely as a model of how all schools can educate children in safe educational environments-is what differentiates this book from other bullying prevention books on the market today.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 230 x 151 x 9 mm
Bullying is not only a hot topic, but a national problem that demands intelligent attention, prevention programs, and sustainable solutions. Sheri Werner's In Safe Hands is a comprehensive road map to such solutions. Do-it-yourself books are sometimes boring, simplistic, or both. In Safe Schools is an exceptional combination of sensitive and engaging stories, comprehensive and practical activities, but most importantly-as its subtitle states-"compassion for all." -- Paul Cummins Ph.D, educator; co-founder of the Crossroads School and the New Roads School in Santa Monica, California; founder of New Visions Foundation; author of several books on education and poetry
A practical and impressive resource for bullying prevention! Bullying-and other forms of excluding-were at the heart of the unresolved problems teaching and parenting presented me with. Thanks to Sheri Werner, teachers like me have her work to help us. Maybe parents too! -- Deborah Meier, author of In Schools We Trust; founder of NYC's Central Park East public schools in East Harlem and Boston's Mission Hill school; current senior scholar at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education; board member of Coalition for Essential Schools
In the blinding blizzard of opinion and commentary on bullying, at last a guide for parents and educators grounded in classroom reality and simple sanity. In Safe Hands is a space of calm in the storm, filled with practical suggestions that can be implemented immediately. Sheri Werner draws on years of experience as a mother and an educator to illustrate how to create safe and productive learning environments, locating this necessary work in an educational, and not a criminal justice, framework. This is a book for anyone who works with children today. -- William Ayers, educational theorist, author, and distinguished professor of education and senior university scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago