This book is grounded in an essential truth to reduce bullying and other forms of social aggression, we have to get to the bystanders. Stan Davis provides excellent insight into the motivations and behaviors of bystanders and effective strategies to support, motivate, and ultimately empower them to take responsibility for the well-being of others and their social environment. --Nancy E. Willard, MS, JD, author of Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats
With Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention, Stan Davis has distinguished himself as a leading expert in the field of violence prevention taking bullying prevention to new heights. This important new book will show both researchers and practitioners how kids can become genuinely empathic, with skills to help them express that empathy. If all schools adopted the well-documented program Davis has created, we would live in a much safer and more compassionate world. --Myrna B. Shure, Ph.D., author of the I Can Problem Solve series
About the Author
Stan Davis has worked for human rights in many different ways. In the 1960s he marched with Dr. King in the South and worked for civil rights in the North. Since 1969 he has worked as a family and child therapist with abused and grieving children and trained child protective workers and other helping professionals. He designed and implemented training for a network of rape crisis centers and helped police develop effective interventions for domestic abuse. In the 1980s he became a school counselor. Since the mid-1990s he has focused his energies on helping schools prevent bullying. Stan has trained school staff all over the United States. His strategies are part of statewide initiatives in Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia. Stan s work has been featured in national newspaper and radio articles and on a special 20/20 report on bullying with John Stossel. Stan has a B.A. in psychology from Brown University and is certified as a social worker and a school counselor.