Friends ~ I came across this article while eating lunch today.  It has nothing to do with VT, but everything to do with the emotional well being of the kids we serve.  For those of us who primarily work with children, I offer it here as a friendly reminder to remain vigilant.  As a trusted adult, you may just be the one a patient confides in, or turns to for help. Please take a few minutes to read this. 🙂



Posted on September 17, 2013, in From My Perspective.... Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Very powerful and important post, Robert,

    I recently saw a very powerful movie called BULLY. If statistics are correct you have or have had someone in your life, or in your practice who has been the target of a bully. The movie follows 5 children and their families over the course of a school year, and includes the story of 2 families who have lost children to suicide, a family dealing with the coming out of their lesbian daughter, and a 14 year old girl who brought a gun onto a school bus because she could not take the bullying any longer. I left the theater with my heart aching. One criticism I do have of the film is that you don’t get to see or hear very much about those doing the bullying.

    I would recommend this movie for adults and children middle school age and older (there are some obscenities in the movie, so be forewarned if this is something that might concern/upset you).


  2. Yes that is the movie. Bob and I have been in touch with the Smalley’s, parents of Ty, who committed suicide. His parents started an organization called Stand For the Silent and travel all over the US to tell their story and the anti-bully message.


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