Dr. Garbarino’s presentation focused on how a school’s social system plays a decisive role in the process of bullying, sexual harassment, and emotional violence in the lives of teenagers. One core message is to avoid the temptation to see bullying as a personal problem and instead to always look at the workings of the school as a social system. This implies a need for strategies for responding that include character education, better feedback from students, and more explicit demonstration of adult caring in the school.
Community coaches work with local leaders and social change organizations. Working with a coach is a strategy to set goals, take action, make better decisions, and develop natural strengths. Successful coaches focus on outcomes, but not at the expense of the process. They are attuned to the need for balance.
Understanding the complexities of collaboration and applying the key elements involved in collaboration increase the likelihood of achieving shared goals and outcomes. The Collaboration Framework is designed to help individuals and practitioners who are either starting collaborations or need help in strengthening an existing collaboration.
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.
This website describes the mission of the Kettering Foundation, which seeks to find resources to make democracy function better. It also describes the publications and programs available through the foundation on topics that include public choice, government, community, and public schools.
A website that offers research-based information on building healthy communities. The information is broken down into several topics, including building safe neighborhoods, living wage jobs, viable economics, healthy families and children, and collaborative leadership.