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Welcome to the Youth Voice Project.
"Just ask the kids."
More than 13,000 teens in 31 schools took the Youth Voice project survey. We have now completed our book describing the results of this project and a collection of practical, research-based strategies for supporting mistreated youth, building positive bystander action, and supporting positive inclusive school cultures.
Here is a brief summary of the research, what we learned from bullied youth about the effectiveness of different strategies, and a few of the recommendations we developed from that data.
We have made a series of supplementary materials available to help you learn more after you read the book.
About the researchers:
Dr. Charisse Nixon is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in Pennsylvania and is the author of several research articles. She is also the coauthor of Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying (Fireside, 2003) as well as several scholarly articles. She trains educators nationwide.
Stan Davis is the author of Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying (2nd edition, Research Press, 2007) and Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention (Research Press, 2007). He trains educators throughout the United States and consults with schools. Stan recently retired from school guidance counseling after 41 years as a child and family therapist and school counselor.
Charisse Nixon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan Davis: email@example.com