Resources for Bullying Prevention
With an extensive background in education advocacy and service, MomCongress Delegate Jennifer DeFranco stands up with a strong voice against bullying in schools, and provides an array of resources for preventing bullying and bringing it to a stop.
Bullying Prevention Mentor: Jennifer DeFranco (This post originally appeared on Parenting.com)
Jennifer DeFranco, the 2010 Mom Congress Illinois delegate, is a mother of two children in the public schools in Northeastern, IL – ages 11 and 8. She is active in the community, school district and PTA. She has served as PTA President, VP of Legislation, VP of Membership, and she recently developed a classroom based volunteer program at her children’s elementary school (TEAM) that she is coordinating and maintaining to assist with learning gaps in reading and math within the student population. She currently serves as the Membership/Marketing Director for the Illinois PTA, serves as a member of the Illinois State Board of Education Standardized Testing Review Committee, is coach for both her children’s soccer teams, is a Girl Scout leader for 22 - 5thgrade girls, volunteers at a local PADS (Public Action to Display Shelter) Homeless shelter, and previously served as the Vacation Bible School Director for her church. She also serves as a member of the Navigate 15 Community Engagement Facilitation Team for CCSD15, which serves more than 13,000 Elementary and Junior High students in Palatine, IL.
Additionally, in 2008, she worked to secure a Proclamation proclaiming Bullying Prevention Awareness Week from the Governor of Illinois and the Mayor of Palatine. She spearheaded efforts for the week in October and continues to work to support anti-bullying efforts in her district and throughout her state. Her work was highlighted in the companion book for the movie Waiting for Superman and she was awarded Senate Recognition from the State of Illinois for her ongoing efforts favoring anti-bullying legislation in Illinois.
Find out more about Jennifer over on Parenting.com and check out her list of online resources below.
Resources for Bullying Prevention:
- PTA.org Bullying Resources
- Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
- James Howe, author of The Misfits
- No Name Calling Week
- Plushy Feely Corp
When the Bullied Strike Back: http://www.parenting.com/blogs/show-and-tell/melanie-parentingcom/bullying-schools?src=syn&dom=vol
Shocking Way Bullying Affects Child Development: http://www.parenting.com/blogs/show-and-tell/jordan-parenting/study-bullying-causes-kids-age-faster?src=syn&dom=vol
Handling My Child's Preschool Bully: http://www.parenting.com/article/how-to-handle-preschool-bullies?src=syn&dom=vol
The High Cost of High School Dances: http://www.parenting.com/blogs/mom-congress/melissa-taylor/forget-college-save-prom-0?src=syn&dom=vol