Steve’s Biography – Bully Prevention Expert

Bully Prevention and Violence Prevention Training and Workshop Specialist

I have been providing bully prevention and violence prevention training and workshops to students, school staff and parents since 1999.  I am a specialist in student discipline, bullying and violence prevention, behavior management and effective communication styles. During my dynamic workshops, I use my theatrical experience to role-play serious realities such as being bullied, being the subject of rumors or being shunned by cliques.

Steve close-up 12-13I am an expert in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, offering easy to understand seminars to teachers, administrators and attorneys.  I am co-founder (retired) of Balance Educational Services, LLC.

I also work to prevent domestic abuse as the Youth and Community Educator with Project Against Violent Encounters of Bennington County, VT (www.PAVEBennington.org).  In this capacity, I provide services to Kindergarten through college age students, educators, and parents in bully prevention strategies and social skills such as emotional management, conflict resolution, assertive communication skills, and healthy relationships.

I am also Food Program Coordinator with the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont in Bennington, VT (www.aidsprojectsouthernvermont.org) providing nutrition and other necessary services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Previously I have served as the Director of Northstar Community alliance where I worked to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.  I am a past facilitator with FATHERTIME and Caring Dads (parenting programs), and I am a trained mediator.  Prior to moving to Vermont, I taught social and vocational skills to people with developmental disabilities in Washington State.

Cover of Washington Walkabout

Washington Walkabout

In the late 1980s, my German Shepherd, Dixie, and I walked 3000 miles from New Orleans to Washington State. I am the author of the book Washington WALKABOUT, which examines the experiences of Reggie Feckley, a man with developmental disabilities as Reggie, Dixie and I walked 1,300 miles around the state of Washington, promoting the capabilities of people with disabilities. I presently live in Vermont.

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