About Stop Bullying Now and Stan Davis
Stan Davis has worked for human rights in many different ways. In the 1960s he worked in the US Civil Rights movement. As a social worker and child and family therapist in the 1970s and 1980s, he worked with abused, traumatized, and grieving children and trained Child Protective Workers. He designed and implemented training for a network of rape crisis centers and collaborated with police to develop effective interventions for domestic abuse.
In 1985 he became a school counselor. After working in High School and Middle School he moved to the James H. Bean elementary school in Sidney, Maine, where he continued to work until retiring from counseling in 2011. Since the mid-1990s he has put his energies toward helping schools prevent bullying. Stan’s work has been featured in newspaper, radio, and TV articles and on a special 20/20 report on bullying with John Stossel. He is the author of the 2004 book Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies to Reduce Bullying (2nd edition 2007) and the 2007 book Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention. Schools Where Everyone Belongs was published in Spanish in 2008. Stan has presented keynotes and workshops at conferences and trained school staff and students in 25 US states, in Canada, in India, and in Africa since the 1990s.
With Dr. Charisse Nixon, Stan is co-leading the Youth Voice Research Project, which has collected information from more than 13,000 young people in the United States about what works and what doesn’t work in bullying prevention.
His trainings integrate research, practical experience, specific techniques, and audience participation.
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For more information about what adults and peers can do about bullying, see Youth Voice Project: Student Insights Into Bullying And Peer Harassment