Culture and Safety

Resources for parents and other caregivers

Topics relating to culture and community, including promoting social and emotional growth, cultural and social influences, health and safety issues, bullying and friendship, and building independence and problem solving skills.

articles, handouts, and blogs | products | podcasts | presentations

 Articles, handouts, and blogs

7 Steps to Bully-Proofing Kids by Naomi Drew
An Alternative to Advice Giving: Questions to guide problem solving
Appreciating Diversity: What kids are really learning
Are We Still Guilty of Gender Stereotyping? Self-assessment survey
Back to the Future? Not so Much, Thank You
Bearing Witness: Support for Children in Crisis
Brave New World: The Changing Role of Schools in Society
Bullying Checklist for Kids by Naomi Drew
Children at Risk: Common characteristics and family patterns
The Challenge of Setting Boundaries
Creating Kindness: Doing good whether it does any good or not
The Dignity Stance

Dream Big: Encouraging Your Children’s Fantasies—and their Future
Expert on Bullying Discusses Ways to Reduce the Problem
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Friendships
I-Messages: The Handout
Industrial Age vs. Information Age
Jane Bluestein Discusses Emotionally Safe Schools: Interview
The Myth of the Self-Esteem “Myth”
Non-Supportive Responses to Avoid: Yes, these really do make things worse!
Perfectionism vs. The Healthy Pursuit of Excellence

Playing Well with Others: Not all it’s cracked up to be
Pretty and Popular: Bias and Discrimination in Schools
Preventing Bullying in the Digital Age: Understanding and managing cyberspace aggression
The School as a Dysfunctional Family (Systems dysfunction)
Stressful or Painful School Experiences: Events that can compromise emotional safety and learning
What’s Wrong with I-Messages?
“You Belong” poem by Naomi Drew


Book: The Book of Article Reprints
Book: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Book: High School’s Not Forever
Book: Listas Para Padres: Qué Hacer Y Qué No
Book: The Parent’s Little Book of Lists: Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Parenting
Book: Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line

Audio: Parent Tapes (CDs or mp3 download)

Video: Win-Win Parenting

Articles: Individual article reprints for educators, counselors, parents, and general interest.

Stationery Item: Elementary Booster Shots reproducible black-line masters for elementary kids
Stationery Item: Secondary Booster Shots reproducible black-line masters for secondary kids
Stationery Item: “Pads” on the Back

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates in multiple languages


The Adversity Connection with Dan Deigan
An Attitude of Gratitude with Judy Lawrence, M.S.Ed.
“Bully” is a Four-Letter Word with Jo Ann Freiberg
The Choice is Yours with Lynn Collins
Compassionate Schools with James Wright
“Constructive Differencing” with Jared Scherz
Creating an Environment of Resiliency in School with David Friedli
The Future and Art of Drug Education with Jeffrey Wolfsberg
No Kidding About Bullying with Naomi Drew
Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good with Dr. Miriam Adderholdt


Are Your Colleagues Driving You Crazy? Building bridges with difficult people in your life
Bearing Witness: Support for kids in crisis
Boundaries 101: From basic to black-belt self-care techniques
Character Counts: Building relationships that build character
Clearing the Hurdles in Challenging Relationships: Eliminating stress-producing obstacles in relationships
Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: Is your school an emotionally safe place?
Grownups, Kids, and Boundaries: How to draw the line
“No Really, I’m Fine!” Connecting with kids in emotional distress
Positively Positive at Home: Keeping the focus you want

Please Note: Some resource include material originally developed for educators with content that is equally applicable for parents and caregivers.

Please support this site: This website is an ongoing labor of love, with a fair number of expenses involved. Your support will help offset the cost of continual training, technical assistance, and translators, allowing me to continue to maintain the site, add helpful and inspiring new content and links, and keep the site ad-free. Click here for more information.

Hire Jane: Click here for everything you need for your next conference or professional development event.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.