Category: Prevention

Challenges to an effective coordinated system of intervention and referral services

The three common obstacles to developing and implementing an effective coordinated system of intervention and referral services are people, their processes and the tools they use. New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:16-8.1 requires all school districts to have a system of intervention and referral services as follows: “District boards of education shall [must] establish and implement a coordinated system in each… Read more →

Post Your Kindness

LODI HIGH SCHOOL, Lodi, NJ Post Your Kindness Words of kindness were spread around Lodi High School before the holidays. Students were greeted in the morning by a kind message.  Respect Crew put post-it notes on every student’s locker and faculty member and administrator’s door to brighten their day. Everyone deserves a positive message to make them feel confident about… Read more →

Bullying in a Schadenfreude Culture

The wonderful world of Wikipedia defines schadenfreude as pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. The literal translation of this word from German to English is harm-joy. It is the feeling of pleasure or joy when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune. Western culture, most notably, western tabloid and reality entertainment is soaked in schadenfreude. Oh how we love… Read more →