As seen on Philadelphia ABC News – August 17, 2018.
Are you a member of a corporation, foundation, charity, or nonprofit looking for an opportunity to support children? Would you like to demonstrate your leadership as a community partner? Are you concerned about reducing and preventing children’s bullying in schools and communities? Then keep reading! This book and this website are for you!
If this is your first time on our website: Read more about I’ve Got Your Back immediately below, then scroll to the page for corporate partners or charities and learn how you can support your community by including a copy of I’ve Got Your Back as a school and home resource for parents, teachers, and children.
Download our info sheets. The general book info sheet is on this page. Watch for other info sheets throughout the website, showing how companies, charities, foundations, camps, and mentor groups can use or distribute I’ve Got Your Back through school- or community-based groups serving children. If you need more info, use the Contact Us form below.
Working together, big change happens. We can create safe, nurturing environments where children can work and play in peace!
Empower children of all ages to stop bullying in its tracks, and let them know that caring adults will always have their backs! This book will guide adults as they help kids build positive, respectful friendships, stick up for one another, and develop empathy and self-esteem.
With over 30 years of combined experience, bullying prevention specialists Lorna Blumen and Staci Schwartz answer parents’ most urgent questions about kids’ bullying:
Parents, one of the most important things you can tell your child is:
“I’ve Got Your Back!”
I’ve Got Your Back: Help Children Say Hello to Friends & Goodbye to Bullies empowers children to form positive relationships and protect themselves from bullying. Parents and caregivers will learn to help kids (ages 5-10) build self-esteem, friendship skills, empathy, and resilience. Bring learning to life with engaging children’s stories and fun skill-building activities that will help kids immediately improve their social interactions. Now, bedtime reading can equip kids with life-long relationship skills!
Teachers will also love I’ve Got Your Back. The activities are easily adapted for use in the classroom.
Having read I’ve Got Your Back and watched my adult daughter use it with her 8 and 5-year-old sons, I’ve concluded that this book will be both timely and impactful for parents and teachers as they strive to help children cope with bullying in school and on the playground.
The book explains the reality of a bully’s behavior, provides exercises enabling children and adults to discuss the problem comfortably, and suggests ways for children to support potential victims who need help.
I’ve Got Your Back fills a void in character education and offers sound advice at multiple levels.
Check out Katie Loewenstein’s blog post about I’ve Got Your Back on Rosalind Wiseman’s Cultures of Dignity blog! Learn more about their critically-important work in bullying prevention, respect, and dignity!
LORNA BLUMEN MS, MBA, is a children’s and adult workplace bullying prevention specialist. She is the author of five books, including Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child’s Play and Girls’ Respect Groups: No More Mean Girls! She is the lead developer of the Girls’ Respect Groups Program for girls 10-18, now used in over 130 countries. She has appeared on Canadian and US television and radio and spoken at numerous international conferences.
STACI SCHWARTZ MD, is a physician and an educational consultant for children’s bullying prevention and tolerance education. She is the author and illustrator of several children’s books, including Billy the Baaadly Behaving Bully Goat, The New Bear on the Block, and their companion Teacher & Student Activity Guides. Staci conducts bullying prevention workshops in elementary schools, after school programs, and religious institutions.
I’ve Got Your Back: Help Children Say Hello to Friends & Goodbye to Bullies can help your company promote kindness, acceptance, and respect among your customers.
We would like to partner with you to get I’ve Got Your Back into the hands of as many parents and children as possible. It’s a “tipping point” strategy. Help us reach huge groups of adults and kids and get them on the same page about bullying prevention, by putting key information and practical strategies in their hands – and minds – at the same time. Help us move bullying prevention forward in a BIG way! Do good while building customer loyalty and boosting sales!
For retail businesses, pair I’ve Got Your Back with your company’s products as a gift-with-purchase or purchase-with-purchase. Raise your community partnership profile and make your company shine in the eyes of your customers!
For non-retail businesses, share I’ve Got Your Back with your customers and employees. Stand up for bully-free schools and workplaces!
I’ve Got Your Back can also be purchased at bulk discount and donated to schools, youth and after school programs, and religious institutions in your communities.
A perfect opportunity for back-to-school season and a great support for adults and kids at any time of year. Stand up for kindness in your community!
Here are some of the important benefits for corporate sponsors:
Please contact us to learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities. Fill out the contact form below. We look forward to speaking with you!
Please download information sheets:
FOUNDATIONS & CHARITIES
Children’s bullying is a serious and escalating problem. Bullying undermines learning, damages hearts and brains, and increases the risks for depression and anxiety – for victims, targets, and bystanders. The social cost is huge and the longer bullying continues unchecked, the harder it is to repair.
Children must feel safe and connected in order to learn and bullying must stop for that to happen. I’ve Got Your Back: Help Children Say Hello to Friends & Goodbye to Bullies is a powerful tool to support children to create positive, respectful relationships and resilient self-esteem.
I’ve Got Your Back is uniquely designed for adults and children to read together. Short and action-focused, I’ve Got Your Back clearly identifies “Bullying Essentials” – what kids, parents, caregivers, and teachers really need to know. Engaging children’s stories about friendship, bullying, and conflict, along with practical, skill-building activities for adults and children to do together will help children become inclusive, empathic, and respectful of themselves and others.
Children will learn to protect themselves from becoming targets of bullying behavior, how to deal with bullying when it occurs, and how to stand up for one another. Adults will learn to create consistent, protective environments where bullying is caught at the earliest stages. Teachers can easily adapt all activities for classroom use.
We invite you to partner with us to get I’ve Got Your Back into the hands of as many parents, teachers, and children as possible. By educating large groups of adults and kids to implement practical social behavior strategies at the same time, we can move bullying prevention forward in a BIG way!
Working together, we can stand up for kindness in our communities!
Please contact us to learn how your foundation or charity can partner with us. Fill out the contact form below. We look forward to speaking with you!
Please download information sheet:
KEEP IN TOUCH
If you’re interested in creating a sponsorship opportunity in your community – or nationwide – using I’ve Got Your Back, fill out the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss the ways you can use this book.
Thanks for your interest and your important partnership in protecting our kids!