Solution Team® solves 90% of bullying

Student bullying and cyberbullying are some of the most painful and intractable challenges facing educators today. We know how much suffering bullying causes and without intervention the effects can easily escalate into anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation.  Students who are different, e.g. because of their ability, ethnicity, socio-economic status or simply because they don’t follow stereotypical gender norms, are particularly vulnerable.  And yet most teachers and school leaders have never been trained in an effective system for how to respond. 

Solution Team® is an evidence based practice with proven success

My team and I developed Solution Team® to give schools an effective solution to bullying. Teachers and counselors trained in Solution Team® bring together the bullying students with 3-4 prosocial students and activate their empathy to end the bullying of one of their peers. After a one-day training educators are able to solve 90% of incidents, making this one of the most impactful anti-bullying interventions available. Over time Solution Team® helps schools to develop a culture where students are more trusting of adult intervention, more willing to seek help and demonstrate greater kindness to each other.  For more information and to bring this one-day training to your school, please contact me.

  1. Solution Team: Outcomes of a Target-Centered Approach to Resolving School Bullying.  DeNike, M. & Gordon, H. Contemporary School Psychology (2019).

  2. Impact Evaluation of the No Bully System®. Hanson, T; Izu, J; Fronius, T; and Petrosino, A.  (2019)