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Bullying Prevention Resource Books

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Bully B.E.A.N.S.

By Julia Cook

Most children are unprepared for how to handle it when bullying happens to them or someone they know. Bully B.E.A.N.S helps children identify bullying and offers clear and impactful action strategies for both targets and bystanders.

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Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja 

Before bullying surfaces in your school, you need to be ready. This book is organized so you can find the answers you need to make meaningful changes in the way you prevent and respond to bullying.

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Schools Where Everyone Belongs

By Stan Davis

This new edition is packed with practical guidelines and proven strategies for implementing a whole-school approach for reducing bullying. The author draws on theory and research, as well as over two decades of experience as a school counselor and consultant to provide educators with his creative ideas and successful techniques.

Digital Safety Resource Books

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Disconnected: How to Protect Your Kids from the Harmful Effects of Device Dependency

By Tom Kersting

Based on the latest studies on the connection between screen time and neuroplasticity, as well as the growing research on acquired ADHD and anxiety, Disconnected presents a better way to move forward. Kersting shares indispensable advice for parents on setting boundaries and engaging in concentration and mindfulness exercises.

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Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World

By Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser

Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, and teachers, combine cutting-edge research and expertise to create an engaging and helpful guide that emphasizes the importance of the parent-child relationship. They reject an “all or nothing” attitude towards technology, in favor of a balanced approach that neither idealizes nor demonizes the digital.

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The Boogeyman Exists; And He’s In Your Child’s Back Pocket

By Jesse Weinberger

The discussion about digital safety needs to begin the very first time your child uses a tablet or a smartphone without mom or dad literally sitting right next to them. Children as young as 8 years old are regular consumers of pornography. Middle school students are going to prison as a result of felony sexting. Sexual predators are hanging out in the same games and apps where your children are. Get educated, today.

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The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story

By Julia Cook

A young girl has a frank conversation with her computer, who reveals knowing in detail about all of her online activities. The book concludes with concrete five rules for safe online behavior.

Emergency Operation Resource Books

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Personal Preparedness Resource Books

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The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence The Gift of Fear

By Gavin de Becker

In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger—before it's too late. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.

School Climate Resource Books

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The Power of Our Words

By Paula Denton, Ed.D.

Learn how teachers can use language—words, tone, and pace—to increase student engagement, build a positive classroom community, and more effectively manage behavior.

Social-Emotional Learning Resource Books

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Teacher (for kids) Resource Books

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I'M NOT Scared, I'M Prepared!

By Julia Cook

I’M NOT Scared... I’M Prepared! will enhance the concepts taught by the ALICE Training Institute and make them applicable to children of all ages in a non-fearful way. By using this book, children can develop a better understanding of what needs to be done if they ever encounter a "dangerous someone."

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The Ant Hill Disaster

By Julia Cook

The Ant Hill Disaster thoughtfully addresses fears associated with both natural and man-caused disasters. It models effective parenting and teaching responses.

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The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story

By Julia Cook

A young girl has a frank conversation with her computer, who reveals knowing in detail about all of her online activities. The book concludes with concrete five rules for safe online behavior.

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What to Do When the News Scares You: A Kid's Guide to Understanding Current Events (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)

By Jacqueline B. Toner

This latest installment in the bestselling What To Do series tackles children’s feelings of anxiety around current events and what is portrayed in the news. Scary news is an inevitable part of life. This book can support and guide efforts to help scary news seem a bit more manageable for young people.

Threat Assessment Resource Books

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Comprehensive School Threat Assessment GuidelinesThe Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story

By Dewey Cornell

Presenting the only K-12 school threat assessment model supported by controlled studies, this new manual is a sequel to the author's original manual, Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence.

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Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America

By Mark Follman

Through meticulous reporting and panoramic storytelling, award-winning journalist Mark Follman chronicles the decades-long search for identifiable profiles of mass shooters and brings readers inside a groundbreaking method for preventing devastating attacks. The emerging field of behavioral threat assessment, with its synergy of mental health and law enforcement expertise, focuses on circumstances and behaviors leading up to planned acts of violence—warning signs that offer a chance for constructive intervention before it's too late.