Committee for Children Blog


I was one of the bigger kids until sixth grade, and bullying wasn’t much of an issue for me back then. Still, I’d be lying if I pretended that my bully-free existence continued through middle and high school.… Read More


Timeline of Second Step Skills

A fun, creative reflection activity for the end of the school year. Can be adapted for Second Step students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

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Kansas Schools Participate in Bullying Prevention Training

Fifteen Kansas schools will teach the Steps to Respect program as part of a bullying prevention initiative offered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment during the 2010-2011 academic year.

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Bullying Meets Its Match

September 14, 2010

SEATTLE—A University of Washington study has confirmed what thousands of schools across the country have already discovered: The Steps to Respect program is an effective tool to prevent bullying.

Preliminary findings from a randomized controlled trial of Steps to Respect: A…… Read More


No Easy Apology

The best way for students to effectively use skills in their daily lives is for them to practice. But, as any teacher knows, this is easier said than done.… Read More


Kindergarten Teachers ROCK!

I called her by her pet name, Baby Girl, and was reprimanded: “Auntie Teryl, I am not a baby. I’m going into kindergarten!” Wait, what?!Read More


Response to NYT Op-Ed “There’s Only One Way to Stop a Bully”

In their op-ed about preventing bullying in schools, Susan Engel and Marlene Sandstrom successfully make the important point that schools need to take a comprehensive approach to bullying prevention and student safety.… Read More


There’s Only One Way to Stop a Bully

This week's blog post is a reprint of a New York Times Op-Ed by Susan Engel and Marlene Sandstrom.… Read More


What’s On My Face?

What about power differences among adults? What about adult bullying?… Read More