Category: Press

Student ambassadors train against bullying, violence

September 9, 2019 KUAM News

About 400 recruited students from nine private schools and one public high school participated in the two-day Safe School Ambassadors® training that was hosted for the sixth year by the Judiciary of Guam in partnership with the Guam Department of Education.

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Pat Kerrigan interviews Community Matters CEO Diana Curtin

August 1, 2019 KSRO Radio

Pat Kerrigan speaks with Community Matters CEO Diana Curtin about our mission and the Safe School Ambassadors® Program, and how it changes the culture on school campuses.

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Safeguarding Schools Inside-Out Instead of Outside-In

April 20 2019 by Karen Bossick, eyeonsunvalley.com

Most schools adopt an adult-driven, control-driven, outside-in approach to secure schools. They rely on school resource officers, punitive policies and, often, metal detectors. That approach—keeping trouble out—may work at an airport or in a prison but not in schools, says Community Matters founder Rick Phillips.

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Most bullying happens away from adults. This Wisconsin school teaches kids to step in.

April 3, 2019 by Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(Photo: Tork Mason/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

Safe School Ambassadors at Adams-Friendship High School in Wisconsin are making a difference in the lives of their peers.

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Cyberbullying Prevention – Rick Phillips

February 26, 2019 – Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) podcast

Community Matters founder Rick Phillips discusses the growing prevalance, causes and effects of cyberbullying on today’s youth with host Tiquan Gilbert of PRIMA.

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Diana Curtin on Sonoma County’s Talking

September 19, 2018 – KZST Radio

Community Matters Executive Director Diana Curtin is interviewed by news director and host Ted Williams on Sonoma County’s Talking and discusses CM’s mission and the Safe School Ambassadors® program.

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Together we can end bullying

December 6, 2017 (updated) by Amy Neumann, Sean Gardner, Ann Tran, Huffington Post

Bullying has become a huge issue these days, both online and off. Not just for individuals, but also for families and communities.

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To fight cyberbullying, school makes students online hall monitors

July 13, 2015 by Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle

Students at Pasadena High School train as Safe School Ambassadors to stop cyberbullying.

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New Study: Cool Kids Get Bullied Too

April 2, 2014 – KQED Forum with Michael Krasny

CM founder Rick Phillips joins a panel of experts on bullying to discuss a study of North Carolina youth that showed a surprising increase in bullying victimization as they went higher up the social ladder.

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Safe School Ambassadors lead the change

March 3, 2014 OpEd by Karla Conroy, SSA Program Advisor, Adele Harrison Middle School, Sonoma Index-Tribune

The Community Matters Safe School Ambassadors program, and the Waking Up Courage Assembly, have led to a change in the school environment at Adele Harrison Middle School.

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