While there are many possible resources for bullying and violence prevention, look for those resources with consistent language. For instance, many refer to bullies, victims and bystanders. These are labeling words that affect the way we see individuals in their respective roles and may not promote a positive framework. So if a book contains this language, it will be problematic for some to use this language while others are referring to harm and harmers.

If you find a new resource and read about strategies for handling specific circumstances, you will want to be sure the solution you implement matches the over arching goal (or mission) you started with. As a new theory or a new practice becomes available, think about how it matches what you are currently doing, and make sure you are keeping everyone informed of any new ideas or strategies you wish to promote. A seamless, consistent message with common goals will contribute to overall best practices.

Here are a few recommended books for reading and discussion:

Three Things You Can Do to Increase Catholic School Enrollment
and Mass Attendance

book coverYou can change the climate in your school and parish, and in doing so, embolden the members of your community to be even more alive in Christ. When our Catholic communities are stronger, we can make a greater impact in the larger community and in the world. The heart of the shift begins by embracing and living the virtues. This book outlines three powerful steps you can take to make lasting differences in your community as well as your own life.

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Introductory Primer for Implementing Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline

This primer introduces the concept of Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline and offers practical information and worksheets for use in the classroom.

$20.00 each plus shipping.

This resource is not available to the general public. It is exclusively available for schools receiving the VBRD Training for full implementation. Please contact us at to receive information about having a training for your school community.

30 Activities for Getting Better at Getting Along

This user-friendly workbook for teachers in grades 4-8 has dozens of activities related to bullying that can improve school culture. The workbook provides a brief background on specific topics and a CD for student handouts. This time-tested book can bring lively discussions and opportunities for students to become agents of change with little preparation.

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Other Resources:

The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time
By Lawrence G. Lovasik
Sophia Institute Press, October 1999
This is a great resource for those wanting to “transform the world, one soul at a time.”

The Virtue Driven Life
By Benedict Groeschel
Our Sunday Visitor, September 2006
With a focus on the seven key virtues, this book challenges its readers to consider the importance of each virtue and reflect on personal change.

Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: A Guide for Educators and Parents
By Jane Bluestein
HCI, August 2001
Brain research, countless good examples, and a survey for your school all provide a rich resource for any educator interested in transforming the school into a place where adults and children flourish.

Discipline that Restores: Strategies to Create Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in the Classroom
By Ron and Roxanne Claassen
BookSurge Publishing, October 2008
This practical guide to restorative discipline for schools can provide details for planning and implementing this model in any school setting. The book provides a good historical background, and the experience of the coauthors offers solid information for educators and counselors interested in developing a restorative model.