On Saturday, I did a book signing at a Barnes & Noble in eastern PA. Lots of bright, creative kids made my day by creating artwork representing “How to be a friend to someone who is being bullied.” I couldn’t keep them all to myself! Below, please join me in enjoying a few of my favorite masterpieces. Thanks to ALL of the kids who participated!
A colleague of mine (Brandon McDaniel, PhD student and founder of the website, Notes on Parenting) is conducting research on blogging & social networking. Please take a few minutes to participate in his online survey and enter for your chance to win a Kindle Fire tablet or $20 amazon gift card. See below for details:
We are currently gathering participants for an online survey that deals with adults’ use of blogging and social networking to potentially connect with others. We would like to ask you to complete the survey and also pass the survey on to others whom you know qualify, such as your friends, family, classes, and other organizations.
To qualify to participate, one must be 18 to 40 years old and able to understand English proficiently. Responses are completely anonymous.
We would ask that you please complete our survey by following this link (the survey is hosted securely by Qualtrics.com):
Click Here To Take Our Survey: https://byu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3arT6FbIqwmW53m
Compensation: Those individuals who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win one of four prizes (a Kindle Fire Tablet or one of three $20 Amazon gift cards). Your chances of winning also increase for every person that you refer who also completes the survey. The survey will take you approximately 20 to 45 minutes to complete, so please allow adequate time. As long as you leave the web browser window with your survey open you can always come back to the survey later to complete it.
We would also ask that you pass this information on to others whom you know that qualify, such as your friends, family, classes, and other organizations.
In addition, although anyone between the ages of 18 to 40 qualifies, we would like to obtain a large sample of mothers and fathers. If you know or interact with parents between the ages of 18 and 40, please pass the survey along to them.
Thank you for your assistance,
I worry that young girls too often mute their voices when it comes to expressing anger and injustice. I cheer when I see courageous, assertive, confident girls like Katy speak up for issues they believe in. This girl is going to change the world…I hope I can be the kind of adult that helps her. Check out Katy’s interview regarding the film “Bully:”
Original Play about Girl Bullying: “The Secret Life of Girls” to debut at the Dallas Children’s Theatre on 2/10/2012597
I am completely honored to be the keynote speaker for the Dallas Children’s Theater’s presentation of “The Secret Life of Girls.” Check it out:
THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS, a Dallas Children’s Theater TEEN SCENE production, runs Feb. 10 – 26, 2012.
The Secret Life of Girls is an honest, unflinching, and timely look at the destructive world of bullying. This dynamic play is sweeping the country with over 100 productions across the U.S. Not just for girls, this is a dramatic family event with an insightful dialogue following every performance.
Check out my most recent book project:
Abnormal Psychology: An Anthology of Contemporary Articles is a collection of current readings covering the major diagnostic classifications of psychopathology. The text is written for collegiate programs that teach about abnormal behaviors. Students will learn effectively from the selected readings, which expose them to authentic research and factual case studies.
Articles selected for the anthology illustrate people from Asian, Canadian, European, Caribbean, Hispanic, and Aboriginal cultures, as well as mainstream American ethnic groups. The text begins with articles discussing the stigma attached to mental illness, and parent-reported reasons for unmet mental health needs in children. Subsequent chapters deal with the full spectrum of disorders including:
- Childhood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Sexual Paraphilias and Gender Issues
- Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
- Substance Use and Addiction
- Somatic Symptom Disorders
- The Schizophrenia Spectrum
- Neurocognitive Disorders
Abnormal Psychology can be used as a primary textbook. It is also a valuable supplemental text for courses in counseling, education, nursing, psychology, pharmacology, sociology and social work.