Draw the Line
In School Sessions
- Parent/Community Seminars
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John has developed a number of programs
to address bullying and violence in our
society today. He has worked with
children and adults of all ages to bring
the message of non-violence to our
communities and our families.
His programs are engaging and his approach is unique; he gets kids talking and has been involved in numerous conflict resolutions. Many of John's students have come forward to reveal that they have been bullied or that they have been the bully. John works very closely with these children and helps them.
John's programs don't just come and go; John is committed to helping youth and will work with children, parents and the school to resolve ongoing issues as they come up.
The Story of Sarah*
Sarah was a young 6th grader in one of the middle schools where John was presenting. After several workshops, the young lady came up to John all choked up. She revealed that she had been a bully and had been bullying Steven for years. She couldn't believe that she was a bully by John's definition, because she felt it was just verbal - she would never dream of hitting anyone.
John worked with Sarah and with the principal's help, brought Steven and Sarah together to talk about how bullying had affected both of them. After talking together, Sarah told Steven how sorry she was for hurting him with her words and she was truly regretful of her behavior. They shook hands when it was all over with and Sarah is no longer a bully...
*names changed purposely to protect identity.