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"Just ask the kids."

Youth Voice Project: Student Insights into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment
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The Youth Voice Project is the first known large-scale research project that has asked young people to define what actually worked for them after they were mistreated.
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. You can order the book from Research Press. Here are some supplementary materials to help you learn more after you read the book. We will be adding more materials over time, so please visit this page again.


Download corrected table, pg. 129

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.

Contact information

Charisse Nixon:

Stan Davis: