Embrace Civility LLC
Empowering Students to Maintain Positive Relationships
Embrace Civility LLC 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 personal relationships.
- Empower students to maintain positive relationships by engaging positively powerful students as leaders, encouraging positive norms, and increasing student relationship skills.
- Increase the effectiveness of school leaders, teachers, and staff in supporting positive relationships and responding to hurtful incidents in a restorative manner that supports the empowerment of involved students and effectively resolves the concerns.
Engage Students to
Engage Students to Embrace Civility provides school leaders with research-based guidance to:
- Reduce instances of hurtful behavior.
- Support targeted students to respond effectively when treated badly.
- Increase positive peer interventions by students who witness hurtful incidents
- Influence students who are hurtful to stop and remedy the harm.
- Increase the effectiveness of staff and school leaders in responding.
Empowered to Embrace Civility teaches students to:.
- Step in to Help. Support those who are treated badly. Help resolve conflict.
- Say “Stop.” Help those who are hurtful to stop, own it, and fix it.
- Report Concerns. Report serious concerns to an adult who can help.
- Stop, Own it, and Fix It. Avoid being hurtful. If you were, stop, own it, and fix it.
- Be Positively Powerful. Become positively powerful. Respond effectively if someone is hurtful.
- This page provides parents with insight to assist them in insisting on an effective resolution of hurtful situations when their child is being bullied or harassed.
- Civil rights laws in the US.
- How to document what is happening to file an effective complaint.
- How to empower their child.
- Services offered for attorneys who are representing:
- Students who have experienced discriminatory harassment, sex harassment, or bullying.
- School districts that are seeking a positive resolution, including a settlement agreement, in a harassment or bullying situation or are responding to concerns associated student speech.
I have been writing on these issues for well over a decade. This page links to many of my published articles and documents. This also links to information on a program I created called Cyber Savvy.
Embrace Civility Facebook Group
As my hope is for Participatory Involvement in the advancement of the concepts I am launching, a Facebook group to facilitate discussions among school leaders, school mental health professionals, and others interested in the well-being of young people. Please join us!