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Faith Formation: Antibullying & Friendship

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Children's Books

After the Rain     Antonino's Impossible Dream     Apple and Magnolia: Laura Gehl, Patricia Metola: 9781947888357:  Books     Ava Lin, Best Friend! - Fang, Vicky     Bear's Bicycle          Big Bear Was Not the Same     Big Truck Playdate     Look Inside Binkle's Time to Fly     Picture of The Blessing of You               Picture of Different--A Great Thing to Be!     Help kids ease the pain of teasing and stand up for themselves with 10 handy and easy-to-learn tools     Enlighten Me     Everyday Brave     Friends Are Friends, Forever     A Head Full of Birds     Hello from Here     Picture of I Can Help     I Help               I Wish You Knew          Nick and the Brick Builder Challenge     Kiki Kicks     The Legend of Gravity     Missing Violet     Fun and practical tips for how to be a good friend.     My Friend!     My Name     Cover of My Story Friend     Nila's Perfect Coat     One Small Thing     The Power of One by Trudy Ludwig     Say My Name     Searching for Home     Seeking Best Friend     Share Your Love     Cyril the Lonely Cloud: 9780192767585: Books     Simon the Hugger     Slug and Snail Search for Home (Manfredini & Gould)     Slug and Snail Search for Love (Manfredini & Gould)     Sora's Seashells     Squirrel's Sweater     Summer's Magic by Kaitlin B. Curtice, Eduardo Marticorena     Cover of They’re So Flamboyant     What Is Love?     Yuna's Cardboard Castles

Tweens & Teens

     Crenshaw     Each of Us a Universe          Picture of The Friendship Initiative     Girl/Friend Theology | God-Talk with Young People (Baker)     Like Ability          We Can


Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future          The Bully Free Classroom®: Over 100 Tips and Strategies for Teachers K–8 By Allan L. Beane, Ph.D. Cover Image     Picture of The Connected Life     Holy Runaways: Rediscovering Faith After Being Burned by Religion     John Pavlovitz; Pavlovitz; palvovitz; plavlovitz; jon Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz book; Pavlovitz book; john Pavlovitz books; Pavlovitz books; new Pavlovitz; new john Pavlovitz; new Pavlovitz book; new Pavlovitz books; new john Pavlovitz book; new john Pavlovitz books; stuff that needs to be said; stuff that needs to be said blog; stuff that needs to be said book; spiritual none; spiritual nones; religious none; religious nones; if god is love; If god is love book; if god is love Pavlovitz; if god is love john Pavlovitz; if god is love Pavlovitz book; if god is love john Pavlovitz book; if god is love don’t be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; if god is love dont be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; finding faith that makes us better; finding a faith that makes us better humans; Christian living book; Christian living books; progressive Christian; progressive Christians; progressive Christianity; progressive Christian book; progressive Christianity book; progressive Christianity books; the church of not being horrible; how to be a better Christian; being a better Christian; Christian left; the Christian left; progressive Christian author, progressive Christian authors; john Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; john Pavlovitz trump; john Pavlovitz Wikipedia; who is john Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz author; john Pavlovitz blog; john Pavlovitz quotes;; john Pavlovitz bio; pastor john Pavlovitz youtube; liberal christian; liberal christianity; liberal christian book; liberal christianiy books; progressive religion; progressive religion books; F2021     It’s Not Me, It’s You!     Picture of The One Body of Christ in a Quantum Age     Read This to Get Smarter     When Kids Ask Hard Questions, Volume 2: More Faith-Filled Responses for Tough Topics

Other Book Lists

Books to Help Talk about Bullying     Chapter Books about Bullies, Bystanders, and Being Kind

Bullying Liturgy

Bullying - download

Bullying (PDF download)
A liturgy for those who are burdened, and a reflection

Rosemary Power

Digital download:  A liturgy in seven sections, for use in a small group with those who are burdened by bullying. There is also a reflection on bullying in the church.

This liturgy is intended for use in a small group with those who experience this form of spiritual malaise: targets of bullying, advisers, those with responsibility for addressing bullying, onlookers, and, if possible, as a guideline for perpetrators. It is designed so that people can pray together for one person, or more, in turn.

33 pages.

Learn more and find a sample here.

Relationship Curricula

Making Amends for KidsMaking Amends for Kids

Help kids consider offering reparations as part of their apologies

Try It Now


Golden Rule Resources in multiple languages available here.

Safe and Healthy Relationships - Youth Guide

This four-session guide is for middle- and high school youth (confirmation classes or youth groups); for exploring safe and healthy relationships and imparting lifelong skills to make safe and healthy choices.

Sessions include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Online Safety
  • Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
  • Making a Safety Plan and Resources

In Our Library - Adults

          10283787     The Kids Guide to Working Out Conflicts Detail     Never Call Them Jerks by Boers, Arthur Paul          Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon     When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-filled Responses for Tough Topics     Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity? (Softcover)  -     By: Jessica Fralin

In Our Library - Children - Bullying

Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig     cover image Desmond and the Very Mean Word     9781582460581: Don't Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow)     God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies     The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig               My Secret Bully: Ludwig, Trudy, Marble, Abigail ...     Sir Drake the Brave: Jordan-Lake, Joy, Eaddy, Susan, Jordan-Lake, Julia:  9781640654532: Books     cover image The Watcher

In Our Library - Children - Friendship

    Be Good to Eddie Lee by Virginia Fleming               Picture of If Jesus Came to My House     Book - Paperback          Hardcover Marley's Treasure Book     The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi     book cover of The Other Side          Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (1991)     The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, S. Saelig Gallagher          Somebody's New Pajamas used book by Isaac Jackson, David Soman:  9780803715707               We're All Wonders by R. J. Palacio          Look Inside When God Gave Us Words