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Eric, a Native Alaskan, talks with his father about what to do if he has a “touching problem.” Their cozy, safe home and his father’s gentle way of talking about a sensitive topic provide reassurance to children and the adults who care for them, even while it reinforces the importance of addressing the issue. A beautiful book, appropriate for children of all backgrounds.

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Schools are well-positioned to be places where students feel safe, supported, and protected, and where staff are ready and able to intervene to help protect students from abuse and neglect, but how can they achieve this goal? The answer is through effective all-staff training.

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Although lots of anti-bullying programs are cropping up in response to the problem of bullying, only a handful can stand up to rigorous scientific evaluation. So what do many of these effective programs have in common? Teaching social-emotional skills to kids. Here's a look at just how essential SEL is to bullying prevention.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. It’s the perfect time to shine a light on the bullying prevention efforts in your setting and find ways to beef them up. And while doing so, you’ll also be doing important work to create a safe and supportive learning environment. Now that’s a two-fer—two benefits for the price of one—everyone can get behind!

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Although this story is somewhat simplistic (and could use a good editor), Springsteen’s message is straightforward: People who treat others kindly are more likely to have and keep friends.

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It’s that time of year again. Kids are heading back to school after a summer off. It’s time to buckle down and get back to the business of learning, but are they ready? What kind of learning environment do students need to be ready to learn?

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