Bearing Witness

Support for children in crisis Excerpt from “Emotional Safety: Personal and Character Development,” from chapter 15 of Creating Emotionally Safe Schools by Dr. Jane Bluestein © 2001, Health Communications, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL. This excerpt was extracted from the manuscript for this book and may be slightly different from the actual printed copy. The entire bibliography of Creating Emotionally Safe…

Presentation: Pushing Prevention

Preventing Substance Abuse and Other Addictive and Destructive Behaviors Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein All the catchy slogans, informational posters, warnings and after-school specials in the world typically do not address the basic needs that can make drug use (and all mood-altering substances and behaviors) so attractive to kids.

Presentation: “No Really, I’m Fine!”

Connecting with kids in emotional distress Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein How often do troubled or upset kids attempt to open up to the adults in their lives, only to encounter a non-supportive, ineffective, or even destructive response? Unintentional or not, it’s no wonder so many upset kids try to convince…

Presentation: Bearing Witness

Support for Kids in Crisis Presentation for educators and parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein Stress in a child’s life can have a huge impact on learning, attention, achievement, and behavior. Whether a problem at home, a recent loss or family trauma, abuse, neglect, academic pressure, or social strains and problems with peers, this program looks…

Presentation: Managing 21st Century Classrooms

How to Avoid Ineffective Classroom Management Practices! Presentation for educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein Of all the issues concerning teachers, discipline generally tops the list. All our preparation, enthusiasm and instructional expertise won’t get us much without the

Presentation: Conflict in the Classroom

Attacking Problems, Not People! Presentation for educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein Do you ever find yourself in the middle of squabbles between your students? Do peers try to draw you into their conflicts? Are aggressive parents or uncooperative colleagues a presence in your life? If so, the energy devoted to these conflicts is having an…

Creating an Environment of Resiliency in School with David Friedli

Three ingredients for success Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with principal David Friedli about resiliency from the standpoint of how a balanced approach of

“Bully” is a Four-Letter Word with Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg

Emphasizing the language of respect Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg about what Freiberg calls “bully-mania,” referring to the hyper-reactivity and vigilance that has emerged in the shadow of the Columbine murders. They discuss the implications and limitations

No Kidding About Bullying with Naomi Drew

A constructive approach to a serious subject Episode Summary: What bullying looks like and the impact it has on children. Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Naomi Drew about bullying words and actions, which could include teasing, making fun of someone, name calling, giving someone dirty looks or rolling eyes, excluding someone, or any physical event meant to…

Product: Article Reprints

Articles by Dr. Jane Bluestein This is a complete listing of the article reprints available on this site. The articles are listed in alphabetical order and cover a wide range of topics, primarily for parents and educators, with some subjects