With No Such Thing as a Bully, Kelly Karius creates a comprehensive culture change system so children feel safe while learning. This new framework takes away the labels of “bully” and “victim” and enhances accountability, giving parents and school tools and systemic policies for managing bullying issues in schools. Moment of Kindness Foundation believes that we get more of that on which we focus. Rather than bullying and trauma, focus on bullying and kindness to change the culture of schools, families and communities. The system has successfully helped children dealing with depression or inaccurate thoughts that come from their experience in bullying situations.
Located in Canada, Kelly Karius began her career in child protection, in 1999. Seeing service holes from a system point of view, Kelly left soon after to establish a private practice in Melville, SK.
Wearing several hats during that time, Kelly was an expert witness in matters relating to the custody and access of children; she performed adoption home studies, facilitated divorce and family mediation and provided extensive counselling services.
She published her first book in 2004, “This is Out of Control! A Practical Guide to Managing Life’s Conflicts” using the helpful book to create conflict management seminars for several corporate structures. Kelly has written several more works, which can be found here.
Within six months of starting her practice Kelly was asked to be an advocate on behalf of several children whose parents felt they were being mistreated and abused by a principal/teacher in their school. It was a difficult situation, and bully actions and victim responses could be seen in all of the participants in the drama, from students right up to the Department of Education. This early experience impacted Kelly’s career greatly, and while she was performing other tasks, the issue of bullying was never far from her mind.
The combination of Kelly’s conflict management, counselling and personal experiences resulted in the creation of the No Such Thing as a Bully® System. Ms. Karius has been writing and evolving the No Such Thing as a Bully® system for several years, while testing the material with people at a micro level. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, which is successfully integrated into the products and services of the No Such Thing as a Bully® System. Kelly now lives in Red Deer and has made the work available online in order to reach out to the world.
The system changes language and theory around bullying issues. All of us use bully actions and victim responses. When we acknowledge this, we can begin to put the skills in place that prevent both. We also partner with smart tools to create a system for schools, parents and community to use, teach and live to increase positive strategies for managing the bullying issue. You’ll want to look into this more if you happen to be a student, parent, teacher, administrator, business person, community member or a human being.
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