BRRC Blog Articles

It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Bully in the Room

It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Bully in the Room

By Dru Ahlborg, Bullying Recovery Resource Center Bullying Recovery Resource Center focuses on the bullying of school-aged children.  That is where our expertise lies and that is where we can make the biggest impact and changes. The fact of the matter is that bullies...

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2020 – End of Year Letter

2020 – End of Year Letter

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”  - Aesop Happy Holidays: As we wrap up this very eventful year of 2020, I wanted to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to the BRRC community. In March, BRRC hosted a community event, “Connect Through Magic”,...

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When Teachers or Coaches Bully Students

When Teachers or Coaches Bully Students

By Dru Ahlborg, Bullying Recovery Resource Center Before I delve into this topic, let me first state that the vast majority of teachers, coaches and educators are wonderful people.  Individuals who choose this profession generally do so because they have a vested...

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Upstander trait: Empathy

Upstander trait: Empathy

(it’s a skill we can all work on, especially now!) “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus Finch quote in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. An upstander...

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Gaslighting and Bullying

Gaslighting and Bullying

“Don’t let someone who did you wrong make you think there’s something wrong with you.” –Trent Shelton. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or group covertly sews the seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them...

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Does Your Child’s School Take Bullying Seriously?

Does Your Child’s School Take Bullying Seriously?

Look for the three P’s “Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.” – author unknown There are several pieces of information that I share immediately with almost any parent who contacts BRRC.  One of my recommendations is that parents read the student handbook...

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