CHRISTA M. TINARI: Raising Kind Kids

Christa M. Tinari: Raising Kind Kids
Christa M. Tinari and The Doylestown Bookshop will be hosting a book launch and a public talk on “Raising Kind Kids” on Wednesday April 26th at 6:30 pm. The 30-minute talk will be present tips for parents and educators of children of all ages. Following the talk, Christa will sign copies of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent BullyingIn this book, Christa and co-author Naomi Drew use survey data gathered from more than 1000 students, to teach educators and counselors how to address topics like prejudice, anger, exclusion and bullying, through easy-to- implement and age-appropriate lessons. This book launch will be a perfect opportunity to learn how the research recommends we prevent bullying and foster cultures of kindness at home and school. Join us to celebrate Christa’s success and new book!
This event is taking place as part of Action for Kindness Day, a ‘participate-where- you-are’ event that encourages families, schools and youth groups to take action for kindness, and to share it with the community. For more on Action for Kindness Day, visit:
Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive and prosocial attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bullying. Through role-playing, perspective-taking, sharing, writing, discussion, and more, students develop the insights and skills they need to accept differences, resolve conflicts peacefully, stop bullying among peers, and create a community of kindness in their classrooms and school. Based on survey data gathered by the authors from more than 1,000 students, the book’s research-based lessons are easy to implement and developmentally appropriate. Digital content includes student handouts from the book.
 About Christa M. Tinari, MA
Christa is a nationally recognize Safe Schools and School Climate Specialist with expertise in Bullying Prevention, Positive discipline, and Social-emotional Learning. She founded PeacePraxis over a decade ago to in order to equip every child and adult with the skills they need to resolve problems peacefully and to build equitable and compassionate schools and communities. An engaging speaker, Christa inspires audiences at educational conferences such as The American Montessori Society, The Association of Middle Level Education, the Character Education Partnership, and the International Bullying Prevention Association. She is creator of The Feel & Deal Activity Deck, an emotional intelligence tool used on six continents. Along with Dr. Laura Roberts, Christa is also creator of the School Climate Thermometer, a survey instrument designed to assess bullying and “upstander” behaviors at middle schools. Christa authored the Educator’s Guide to the ‘Making Peace’ photography exhibition, which has shown at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, and has traveled the world.
With co-author Naomi Drew, Christa authored Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying, from Free Spirit Publishing. Christa has been Adjunct Instructor of Education at Temple University where she teaches future educators how to build caring and positive classrooms. She has also provided conflict resolution skills training to faculty at over a dozen US colleges and universities. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in International Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. Christa lives in Bucks County and can be found singing with Cherry Lane Band or Jazz with Friends when she isn’t working with educators, parents, and students.
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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
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ISBN: 9781631980299
Availability: Special Order (Subject to Availability)
Published: Free Spirit Publishing - March 1st, 2017