We have completed our giveaway of 3,000 copies of The Bullying Antidote!
After two years connecting with dozens of Oakland organizations, we put the last 800 copies of the books directly into the hands of Oakland parents at a Back to School Rally.
The word “Zorgos” was on everyone’s lips, thanks to a new acrostic that teaches positive parenting philosophy.
We are celebrating the end of our project with a banquet at Oakland’s historic Bellevue Club, featuring reports from readers and five winners of the Zorgos Awards (to be announced in a press release the week before.)
Nominate someone who inspires Zorgos, the superpower that prevents bullying!
(All nominees will be listed in our press release—make yours today.)
The evening begins with cocktails at 5pm and dinner at 6. Tickets are sliding scale from $25 to $40 and include a buffet dinner and beverage. There is a cash bar open until the event ends at 8pm.
Can’t make it to the event? Don’t worry, you can celebrate anywhere! Your $5 donation will help sponsor a meal for our awardees.
“What we nurture is what we get. Instead of nurturing bullying, we need to superpower our kids with Zorgos at every level of society.” —The Bullying Antidote, Chapter 19: Superpowering Our Kids
(See chapter excerpt in Aces Too High)
Kristen, Louise & TEAM ZORGOS!
Who do you know who seems to have the superpower of “Zorgos?” Who calms heated arguments? Who raises people up? We all know someone who, when they are around, people rise up to their highest self.
Nominate someone for the 2017 Zorgos Awards! It could be someone you know—a teacher, a parent, a community leader. It could be someone you admire—a celebrity, an elected official. Or it could be someone who has really made a difference around creating safer, calmer cultures.
Nominees will be honored at our Zorgos Day Celebration on October 15th.
Rolling out our fall workshops! The free books offer is only for Oakland organizations…but the discount is for everyone!
How to turn bullying dynamics around? It starts with the family. Get the conversation started in your school, church, or community group.
Discount for bookings scheduled before August 30th.
Please write to email@example.com for more information.
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Change of plans…we are putting the online discussion guide on hold until fall. Meanwhile, Oaklanders are still invited to request free books and join us at Oakland Parents Together on Fridays!
“Everyone loved your presentation & is excited to dive into your book!” That’s what the host of Kristen’s talk to Rancho Romero Elementary School parents said about her November mini-workshop, The Bullying Antidote: Raising An Upstander, Not A Bystander. Ask Kristen about bringing this 45-minute presentation & conversation to your school!
Now here’s something fun: sign this petition to add “Upstanders” to the dictionary!
Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser! We did not reach our lofty goal (donations are welcome ongoing at www.zorgosproject.org) but we raised the seed money for the essentials to kick off this project.
Over the next few weeks and months, as we begin to pass out books, we will continue to seek grants to provide facilitation & translation services; do outreach to schools, churches, and community groups (watch this space); and create the discussion guides.
Our core group (with the author) will be meeting Tuesdays starting January 5th at Oakland Parents Together. Join us!
p.s. you saw the movie… did you see the blooper reel?
Louise explains why she is standing next to 5,600 lbs of books.
“As you know, my daughter and I wrote The Bullying Antidote: Superpower Your Kids for Life on request from the publisher. Kristen and I had great hopes that our book would help raise a more respectful, kinder generation by supporting parents! You can imagine our shock and disappointment when Hazelden notified us they would discontinue the book as of January 1, 2016. Apparently bullying is ‘no longer trending.’ But the problem is not solved, especially in our community.
“Kristen arranged for the remaining books to be donated to our Oakland community, in which she and her family have been deeply invested as teachers and parent organizers. (For the last two years, for example, she was president of the largest PTA in Oakland.)
“She discovered Oakland Parents Together, who hosts educational ‘Parent Cafes’ around the city. They were happy to receive the donation of the remaining books for our community.”
Today, 3000 books arrived!
“We need some help to pay shipping expenses. And materials to spread the word. Bringing parents together who will read the book and work to create positive change will create some magic. One reader recently wrote, ‘The Bullying Antidote is a wonderful resource—comprehensive and well-written, clear and informative. These are the items I will reference when I use it to teach my classes:
- How to prevent/reduce victimization
- How to address bullying
- Ways to help bullies change their behavior.’
“Please watch Kristen’s video and read about ‘The Zorgos Project.‘ She is really turning our lemons into lemonade, to help our children thrive! But she can’t do it alone.
“If you could make a donation TODAY, it would show the world that there are people who care about educating parents in a city where bullying, poverty and crime intertwine. And if this project works in Oakland, it could work elsewhere. Even a $1 donation will make a huge difference to kids, and make the world a better place!”
A big thing happened during National Bullying Prevention Month: 3000 copies of The Bullying Antidote were donated to Oakland, California. The Zorgos Project will put them into the hands of parents who will read them together…because moms and dads can create a positive future! Please Like, Share, and Follow this campaign… and please donate if you are able!
Community Resources for Children brought us up to Napa on two Saturdays last November to speak to a wonderful audience of parents and caregivers on Bully Prevention through Positive Parenting.
The first lecture was delivered by Louise, with Kristen assisting, and covered the basics of positive parenting, including new strategies and ideas. One parent was astonished at our technique for eliminating whining and came back to report her success two weeks later. Continue reading
Join Kristen for a FREE mini-phone workshop from the comfort of your own home, and learn the key concepts from The Bullying Antidote.
Do you have questions? Write them in the comments and I’ll answer you “on air.”
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Join us on November 16th at 9am for Part Two of our workshop series about Bullying Prevention in Napa, California.
Kristen Caven will lead participants on a “tour” through the book, presenting their “unified field theory” of bullying, and providing participants with a clear understanding of how to build ZORGOS in their children and themselves.
The workshop will be held at Blue Oak School near downtown. Register at www.crcnapa.org.