General Resources

Character Education Sites, Bullying Prevention Sites, Informational Websites and Hotlines, and Other Resources.

CHARACTER EDUCATION SITES

Hand In Hand Parenting

Classes, resources, and lots of support for parents of young children and professionals who work with them. For over 20 years, Parenting by Connection has brought parents practical tools to resolve universal family challenges.

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Character Edu Partnership

This site offers resources and information in advocating for the inclusion of character education in schools. Included here are Q&A’s, news related to character education, and the CEP’s “Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education.”

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Character Counts!

This site includes lesson plans, resources, and an explanation of the “Six Pillars of Character.” Character Counts! is a nonprofit coalition of organizations, schools, and communities that have committed to instilling the core values in young people.

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Center For The 4th & 5th R’s

This site is presented by SUNY-Cortland, it is a very valuable resource on the subject of character education for teachers and others who are interested in the subject. Included are various articles, resources, explanations, and much more.

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Life Skills 4 Kids

This is a large site that includes information, lesson plans, and other resources related to life skills. Newsletters are also available for viewing online, and they include book reviews and information for parents and teachers on topics such as bullying, character education, nutrition, and television viewing.

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Center for Nonviolent Communication

This website is useful to anyone interested in learning about resolving conflicts peacefully. This site offers training and workshops based on the communication model created by Marshall Rosenberg. Resources for resolving conflicts peacefully are offered throughout the site.

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Advancement of Ethics/Character

Center For the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University School of Education. This site is useful to anyone interested in learning the subject. Resources include articles, lesson plans, and reading lists. The reading lists, categorized by grade level and theme, may be particularly valuable.

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BULLYING PREVENTION SITES

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families by providing the most trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need in order to thrive in a world of media and technology.

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Bullying.org

This Canadian site has many features devoted to informing people about the dangers of bullying, and supporting victims of bullying. Children will enjoy the browser-based game in which they paint a hero and a bully, then rescue students and recover lunch money in a series of mazes.

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Challenge Day

We love the work of Challenge Day (vicki! is a former Challenge Day Leader and Board Member). They provide highly experiential one-day programs in both middle and high schools that address diversity, connection, oppression and acceptance.

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No Bully Zone

The goal of No Bully Zone is to make a difference in the lives of children by producing highly effective resources to encourage and empower them. Being relative to children’s culture using videos, games, and stories that connect is part of their everyday focus.

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No Bully

It is a 501c3 corporation dedicated to creating bully-free school communities through teacher and parent workshops, and school partnerships.

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NCPC.org

The National Crime Prevention Council currently has two campaigns to help children and parents stop bullying.

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Stop Bullying Now

This site will lead you through an exploration of interventions that work to reduce bullying in schools.

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On-line Resource Guide

This is an on-line Bully Prevention Resource guide for schools, families and community partners.

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OTHER RESOURCES WE LIKE

CASEL

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning – CASEL has clips and research available in support of the importance of Social Emotional Learning on student well being and academic success.

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Center for Nonviolent Communication

This site offers trainings and workshops based on the communication model created by Marshall Rosenberg. Resources for resolving conflicts peacefully are offered throughout the site, including audio clips and interviews, 21 Articles about NVC, and a bibliography with over 30 titles.

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Informational Websites and Hotlines

Eating disorders

NEDA
National Eating Disorders Association
800.931.2237

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Sexual Assault

RAINN
The nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

www.RAINN.org

Alcohol and Drug

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
415.296.9900 (San Francisco)
800.622.2255 (National)

Suicide and self harm

National: 1.800.273.8255
San Francisco:
415.781.0500
Spanish:
415.989.5212
1800DONTCUT

http://www.selfinjury.com

Suicide and self harm

National: 1.800.273.8255
San Francisco:
415.781.0500
Spanish:
415.989.5212
1800DONTCUT

http://www.selfinjury.com

Domestic and teen dating violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224 http://www.ndvh.org

4pm-midnight peer counselors
1.866.331.9474

www.loveisrespect.org

On the Positive Tip

Here are some thoughts, ideas, videos and websites to inspire you!
dosomething.org | helpothers.org | actsofkindness.org | challengeday.org