Review by Lisa Pescara Kovach, Ph.D
This is A Blob by L.A. Kefalos is a great resource for teachers, parents, school counselors or anyone who wishes to begin a conversation, with young children, about bullying behaviors. It is rare to find a bullying prevention and intervention book that features a character like A. Blob...
Review by Licensed Mental Health Counselor and mom blogger Janine of the blog Encourage Play
BULLYING - What feelings do you have when you think of that word? Sadness? Helplessness? Anger? Frustration? Perhaps you have a sudden memory of your child coming home and talking about that kid on the bus again? Maybe you even flash back to your own childhood?
Bullying is an important topic for families to talk about, but it can be hard to approach the topic. How do you start to talk about such a big emotional topic with your children?...
The Long Island City/Astoria Journal
Queens-based author releases picture book on bullying
by Jennifer Khedaroo
Aug 02, 2019
Queens-based children’s book author, L.A. Kefalos, is hoping that her new picture book can help communities end the problem of bullying.
“A. Blob on a Bus” is Kefalos’ second book in a three-part series centered around the purple, slug-like bully, A. Blob. In the first book, readers were asked to view life from the bully’s perspective. In “A. Blob on a Bus”, the book explores the issue of bullying through the perspective of the bystander and asks children what would they do in the situation.
“We all have a responsibility to watch out for one another and we are stronger when working together,” Kefalos, a Glendale resident, said.
Goodyear Pinewood Derby Team Races to End Bullying in Out of the Box Derby
October 12, 2015
Each year, teams from The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company form to compete in the Out of the Box Derby, an event designed to put engineers’ skills to the test while also raising money for United Way of Summit County, an organization dedicated to bringing education, healthcare, and financial aid to those in need. Last year, nearly 250 associates participated in the event, raising more than $3,000 for the campaign. This year on October 9th, in addition to raising money for United Way, one team was also racing to bring awareness to another cause: bullying.
In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Goodyear electrical controls engineer Lori Kefalos and fellow team members John Bucey and Jim Goldston, both mechanical engineers, created a special car christened “Bullies Finish Last”...
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