Losing a son to the effects of bullying is a nightmare that no parent should endure. In
an effort to bring an end to this unacceptable epidemic, I have dedicated my life to bullying
prevention. Having spoken to over 100,000 students from more than 100 schools, I have
seen firsthand the pain that our children continue to endure on a daily basis. Realizing that
professional development is the first step to ending this madness, I wholeheartedly endorse
the Stand4Hope Anti-Bullying training program.
Having counseled with the President and First Lady, the U.S. Department of Edu- cation, the U.S. Department of Justice and numerous other organizations, I can state that the Stand4Hope program brings to life the best practices from our nation’s leading bullying experts in a clear, accurate and emotionally moving manner.
Father of Ty Field-Smalley
President Stand For The Silent
As a grieving parent whose child died as a direct result of a peer abuse driven bullycide
I continue to be sadden, and in a constant state of disbelief regarding our educational
system, and their lack of appropriate response and behavior towards peer abuse.
We need to create awareness that demands accountability, and calls for action.
The Stand4Hope training does that, and more. It takes a very difficult issue, and breaks it
down so that anyone can understand, comprehend, and follow. As a society we have a
responsibility to ensure the safety of ALL of our children! Each and every single child needs,
deserves, and must be protected, and yet sadly so many are not. I for one have had enough
heartache, and urge you to watch this training, own it, embrace, and use it – it may save a
My daughter reported cyber-bullying as well as social and physical abuse to her
counselors and resource officer. Those individuals did very little to stop it. The school
administrator, principal, teachers, and counselors knew she continued to be bullied on and
off campus. Our school and many others have anti-bullying programs like the one by Olweus;
however, I don’t believe they cover all the information that Stand4Hope does. The one our school
uses certainly did not help my child.
Stand4Hope Anti_Bullying Training is a powerful program covering all areas of bullying. It does it all! Adult
attitudes about bullying, harassment, and cyber-bullying must change. Everyone could
benefit with this terrific program as long as it is implemented and enforced!
Mother of Jessica Renee Logan, Student who took her life
after relentless, vicious harassment on and off school grounds
While no program can cover every aspect of bullying, the Stand4Hope Anti-Bullying Training
is head and shoulders above any other available to date. It includes every aspect of bullying
and gives valuable resources to the frontline school personnel. If people will take the short
time to go through this program, in its entirety, they will have a new understanding of what
bullying is, has become, and leave with a usable tool on how to combat it.
Cathy Swartwood Mitchell
Mother of bullycide victim