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Teen Health 411
Teen Health 411

No Name Calling Week

No Name Calling Week was inspired by the novel called "The Misfits" by James Howe. In this wonderful book a small group of friends try to survive seventh grade - enduring teasing about height, weight, intelligence and perceived gender. Instead of accepting that "kids are mean," they try and change the culture of the school and start a no name-calling day.

Since 2004 there have been "no name-calling" weeks in schools across the country and this year we are celebrating it January 25 - 29th! Each school is different but the week tries to bring attention to name-calling and the damage it does - starting with awareness and focusing on prevention!

If you are interested in participating, there is a video and resource guide available on the No Name-Calling Web Site that includes lesson plans and suggestions about getting the word out in grades five through eight.

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About the Author

Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.