COMBO's S.A.F.E. Blog
25May/10Off

Why start a S.A.F.E. TEAM in your school? Let the facts get in the way of your decision.

40 Dev logoThe Search Institute has been providing high quality research on the needs of youth for 50 years. One of the most landmark studies involved the creation of 40 Developmental Assets. Schools And Families Engaged™ has documented how our approach to Family Engagement supports the 40 Developmental Assets in building individuals, families & communities.

27Mar/10Off

COMBO’s Bullying Media Article Comments for December

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

Signs And Effects Of Bullying

How To Stop Bullying

Witnesses to Bullying May Suffer Most of All

Woodlan class project stands up to bullying

An urgent call to combat bullying in New Jersey schools

Oklahoma City school cracks down on bullying

Safford Middle School students victims of bullying

Bullying Among Children and Youth

Susan Boyle: School bullying caused lifelong depression

Social media brings bullying to light

Bullying at School Linked to Bullying at Home

Moncton High students aim to raise awareness about the serious problem affecting local students

"Sexting"-Related Bullying Contributes To Teen's Suicide

Teens hear harrowing tale of boy's cyber-bullying

Difference Between Bullying and Harassment

Bullying is the monster that lurks within us all

5Feb/10Off

COMBO’s Bullying Media Article Comments for November

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

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Bullying, A Real Problem For Our School Age Children

Bullying happens

Qld teachers complain of bullying

Effective ways to address bullying

Dad snaps over 'ginger' attack

Bullying Letter Indicates Serious Problem

The Problems & Pain Caused By Bullying

New trends in bullying and drug use among students
Standing up to bullying

Pupils suspended for 'Kick a Jew Day'

Bullying has no place in schools

Parents Worry About Their Kids' Safety on the Internet

Part I: Family on mission to stop school bullying

Part II: Professionals on bullying

Part III: Bullying in schools

Springfield public schools launch program to halt bullying, MASS.

Little boy stands up to bullying

Study shows that bullying harms school performance

A new era of bullying: Teens' stories

Florida teens to be tried as adults

old fashioned kind of bullying hasn't gone away

Teen held after shooting on Philadelphia school bus

One Whitby family, two bullying incidents

9-Year-Old Boy Battles Childhood Bullying

12Jan/10Off

Not One More Child (Feel Empowered as a Child)

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I was invited by good friends Amy and LaDonna from Let's Bring Them Home to attend a day training on the PRIDE program at a county sheriff's office.  Little did I know the education I was going to receive on the missing and abused children within our communities around this great nation.

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Ed Smart, father of Elizabeth, shared his testimony and passion for both the PRIDE and RAD Kids programs.  He is a current member of The Surviving Parents Coalition. Ed shared the following, " We want kids to be prepared and NOT scared."  After Ed set the tone for the training, Erin Runnion, mother of Samantha, introduced, trained and qualified 20+ attendees as PRIDE Facilitators.  PRIDE is a neighborhood plan to watch out for our children.   Learn more at The Joyful Child Foundation. Steve Daley, leads the radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program.    #1 Rule of radKIDS:  No one has the right to hurt you.  radKIDS goal is to empower children by TEACHING them what to do, not just tell them.

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Additionally, a representative from Arkansas Attorney General's office and Colleen Nick, mother of Morgan, participated in the event.  The Morgan Nick Foundation was started 14 years ago after Morgan was abducted at a softball field complex.  Colleen's message was simple, we need to be proactive as families.

I was privileged to be a part of a great day to listen, learn and be trained in an area I was not familiar with.  S.A.F.E. TEAM is a great parent/family program to support our children and schools on campus and at school events.  But it also takes parents/families and programs like PRIDE and radKIDS to take it home to our neighborhoods.

30Nov/09Off

COMBO’s Bullying Media Article Comments for October

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

black_lock_TM_neckCassia Co. schools crack down on cyber-bullying

Ask the DA 76.....Bullying NY

Bullying- Why Does It Happen and How Can We Stop It?

Bullying led sixth-grader to kill himself,  Alabama

Constant bullying drove suicide 'plot'

10 TIPS FOR PREVENTING CYBER BULLYING

Turning against bullies

When Bullies Win at School, Who’s to Blame?

Good deed rewarded with bullying

Missouri Laws Can Stop Cyber Bullying,

State, local schools look for ways to prevent bullying before it can lead to worse problems

GHC speaker to talk about cyber bullying during final fall speaker series

Schools fight back against bullying, PA

Bullying is behind foiled Columbine-style school massacre

Putting the Brakes on Bullying

Dealing with bullying

Schools tackle bullying head-on

Bullying can have a psychological impact on its victims

What schools do, don't do about bullying

Perils of an Online World.

Bag of Tricks: Bully Prevention Awareness

Tips and advice to stop bullying and school violence

31Jan/09Off

COMBO’s Character Media Article Comments January

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

Rachel's Challenge in ND

Rachel's Challenge: Getting through to our teenagers in CO

Rachel's Challenge: Turning tragedy into change in DE

2 deaths renew 'cheese' heroin alarm in Dallas schools in TX

Know what your children are up to

31Jan/09Off

COMBO’s Bullying Media Article Comments for January

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

Four Central students attend program to address bullying

How to Tell if Your Child is a Victim of Bullying (some very simple points for parents)

School workers hear call to end bullying

Bullying should be forbidden at schools

Student Journal: Bullying has dire consequences

Middle School hosts cyber-bullying program

28Nov/08Off

40 Developmental Assets and the S.A.F.E. TEAM

I just remembered that the copies were not available for review at the VA PTA workshop in regards to the 40 Developmental Assets and the S.A.F.E. TEAM's support of achieving several of them. Please click here to be directed to our site. Within the RESEARCH box, click on the words 40 Developmental Assets.

This will be a great investment of your time to further catch the vision for the value of the program in your school(s) community.

Scott Huse
Chief Inspirational Officer