Embrace Civility

Make a Positive Difference in the Lives of Young People Today!

The mission of Embrace Civility (former name was Embrace Civility in the Digital Age) is to provide guidance to caring adults so they can better engage young people to embrace civility andĀ foster positive relations.

Embracing civility supports the full engagement of students in maintaining an environment where hurtful behavior is incompatible with the accepted social norms and where everyone takes responsibility for the quality of the relationships.

My focus is on on research-based strategies to:

  • Engage all members of the school community in the effort to establish a positive school climate that embraces kindness, respect, and inclusion.
  • Increase the effectiveness of teachers in supporting positive relations and responding to minor hurtful incidents in a restorative manner that supports increased resilience of the involved students.
  • Increase the effectiveness of principals in investigating and intervening in the more serious or chronic hurtful situations in a manner that supports increased resilience of all involved students, holds hurtful students accountable, remedies the harm, corrects environmental concerns, and ensures ongoing monitoring until all involved students indicate that things have gotten better.
  • Empower students to embrace kindness, respect, and inclusion by engaging students as leaders in this effort, using a positive norms approach to encourage positive behavior, and increasing student resilience and skills as a witness to a hurtful situation, the one being hurtful, or the one treated badly.

Be Positively Powerful

I am migrating my current resources addressing bullying and harassment in schools over to my new website, Be Positively Powerful. This includes my new books, professional development resources, and a new version of my student leadership and empowerment program.

Bullying Resolution

Bullying Resolution provides insight for parents in Oregon on how to advocate for their child who is being bullied or harassed.

This also provides information on how parents can request Nancy Willard to conduct an Independent Educational Evaluation for their

Expert Witness and Consultancy Services

These services are offered for attorneys who are either representing students who have experienced discriminatory harassment, sex harassment, or bullying or attorneys who are representing school districts who are seeking a positive resolution in a harassment or bullying situation or are seeking to respond to concerns associated with issues of free speech, hate speech, or off-campus speech.



These are articles I have written, published elsewhere.


These are documents I have written.


This is a program I developed to address digital safety.