Providing Anti-bullying and Cyberbullying Training Programs and Resources, Utterly Global provides workshops and brings anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying programs, training and curricula to K-12 faculty, support staff, administration, students, parents, and community members. We are committed to raising awareness about bullying and bringing about change through education, community collaboration and legislation. Our ultimate objective is to empower young people to become caring and confident with the ability to make socially responsible decisions.
Utterly Global utilizes the best practices in staff development, training and programs as suggested by the US Department of Health and Human Services and The US Department of Education. Utterly Global is listed as a provider on the web sites for The National Anti-Bullying Campaign, The New Jersey Center for Character Education, Rutgers University Community and Web HIB Resource Guide.
Academics First recognizes that students who are bullied perform substantially worse academically than their peers. Utterly Global Bullying Prevention and Academics First are collaborating to provide training and practical methods to implement sustainable bullying prevention programs and strategies for educators and students. Our goals are to prevent bullying behavior and help sustain safe learning environments for children with the support of parents, school staff and the larger community. Success is built on effective collaborations where students are proactive participants and parents, educators, and communities are involved stakeholders.
- Bullying surveys, assessment and evaluation for students, staff and parents
- Development and implementation of anti-bullying policy and initiatives
- Customized presentations
- Staff training
- Curricula for K-12 students with a parent component
- Program implementation and student workshops
- School safety team support
- Parent presentations
Utterly Global is listed on The National Anti-Bullying Campaign, The New Jersey Center for Character Education, Rutgers University Community and Web HIB Resource Guide.
Other credits include:
- Speakers for the American Camping Association Tri-State Conference
- NY State Northeast Region Teachers Conference
- NJ State Resource Officers Bullying Symposium
- NASW Symposium on Influencing Government Policy
- Team Leaders for the Youth Empowerment Alliance Middle School Initiative United Way of Morris County, NJ
- NYC DOE to provide bullying prevention training and programs 2008-2012
- Contracted by NYC Department of Youth and Community Development to implement “Stand Up Speak Out” in the 5 boroughs for Cornerstone after school programs
Let’s Be Friends© 2005 Utterly Global Preschool/Kindergarten Promotes tolerance and kindness in the preschool classroom. Students learn how to be a friend, not to bully, the difference between tattling and telling and how to make the world a better place. Taking a “Friendship Pledge” and stuffing the friendship mascot with words of tolerance and kindness they learn along the way promotes empathy. This practical resource focuses on controlling teasing and bullying by creating a caring environment and supporting children to treat each other fairly and kindly with empathy and respect. Virgil: The Bully From Cyberspace© 2009 Utterly Global Grades 1-3The book chronicles Virgil’s first days of school on earth and his interactions with his classmates. Each of the main characters learns from their teacher, their peers, and a student mentor about empathy, the importance of friendship, and speaking up for themselves and others. The end of each chapter contains questions which serve as conversation starters.
Virgil: The Bully from Cyberspace Teacher’s Guide The teacher’s guide turns each chapter of the book into a unit on friendship and bullying prevention. Each lesson outlines the key concepts of the chapter, objective and rationale. Engaging and fun reinforcement activities are part of each lesson along with letters to help parents continue and reinforce what has begun at school.
There’s No Excuse for Peer Abuse© 2010 Utterly Global Grades 4-5
No Excuse for Peer Abuse gives students a voice. Student engagement is the key element in a successful anti-bullying program. Students learn about bullying and create their own anti-bullying stories. This program is easily infused in the language arts or literacy curriculum.
Stand Up Speak Out © 2006 Utterly Global Grades 6- 8
Middle school is a turning point physically, emotionally and socially. Stand Up Speak Out helps adolescents develop and practice positive coping and protective skills as they learn about bullying and cyber bullying. Students become engaged stakeholders as they develop an anti-bullying project.
Bullying: Ignorance Is No Defense © 2011 Utterly Global Grades 9- 12
Bullying behavior has been linked to other forms of anti-social behavior. Research indicates that many students are unaware their behaviors are bullying, the legal consequences of those behaviors and the devastating effects to everyone involved. The goal of this program is to train youth to use alternative methods to resolve problems rather than using bullying behaviors and to educate them about bullying, bias based offenses and hate crimes.
Utterly Global’s Team
Lorrie Sanchez Executive Director
Lorrie Sanchez launched Utterly Global as a grassroots anti-bullying campaign in her hometown of Cranford, NJ, after learning that a local boy was being bullied in school each day. Her proactive efforts sparked a district-wide initiative and resulted in the creation of Utterly Global, a company dedicated to eliminating bullying through the development of research-based products and professional development tools for educators. Lorrie attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Pioneers Initiative.
Carol Blank Director of Training and Programs
Carol Blank has been an educator for over thirty years. She attended the University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. She received a Bachelor of Arts from American University, Washington, D.C. and a Master of Arts in Student Personnel Services from Kean University, Union, NJ. She holds NJ State Certification as a teacher, school social worker, guidance counselor and home instructor. She is I-Safe certified and has received special training in bullying prevention and intervention. Her work in the area of bullying over the past ten years includes conducting workshops for parents and school personnel, directing student seminars and activities, developing bullying prevention programs and providing consultation services for various school districts in the area of bullying prevention and developing anti-bullying initiatives.
Dr. Lois Goorwitz Advisory Board
Dr. Goorwitz , a clinical psychologist, is a member of Utterly Global’s advisory board. Dr. Goorwitz, a graduate of Rutgers University, has over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from many backgrounds on a variety of issues. Dr. Goorwitz is currently serving on the anti-bullying subcommittee of the New of the Jersey Psychological Association’s Public Education Committee and offers valuable input into Utterly Global’s curriculum development. She maintains a private practice in Westfield, NJ.
Dominic Bratti Advisory Board
Dominick Bratti is a member of Utterly Global’s advisory board. Mr. Bratti is an attorney who limits his practice to employment law and labor relations with the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, P.A. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. He received his B.A. cum laude from Rutgers University and J.D. cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. Mr. Bratti is an active member of his community having served as councilman, member of the Planning Board, Environmental Commission and a scout leader.
Leslie Wentz Social Worker Consultant
Leslie Wentz holds a BSW and CSW from Kean University, Union, NJ, and MSW from Fordham University. She is a licensed social worker who has practiced within an institutional setting, taught at Kean College, Union , NJ. and is a member in good standing with NASW-NJ. Ms. Wentz provided guidance in developing and infusing cultural competence and diversity to the core content area of Utterly Global’s continuing education courses. She also assisted in the organization of learning objectives as the basis for evaluation of Utterly Global’s continuing education courses effectiveness and continues to facilitate, monitor, evaluate and update the continuing education courses.
Debroah Hampson Director of Staff Development
Debroah Hampson has over 10 years of experience successfully developing and designing comprehensive training and programs for Utterly Global. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education. Ms. Hampson was employed by the Elizabeth Board of Education for 31 years as an Elementary Classroom Teacher, Title I Reading and Math Teacher, Gifted and Talented Teacher, Resource Teacher and Staff Development Trainer. Her diverse background enables her to create staff development programs and training that are informative, engaging and relevant. Ms. Hampson’s work with younger children gave her tremendous insight and the ability to create the very successful early childhood anti-bullying program, “Let’s Be Friends”.
Wanda Jones Hill- Lead Trainer
Wanda Jones-Hill is a training professional with over 24 years of experience in training, development, teambuilding, facilitation, instructional design and lead trainer for Utterly Global. In addition to leading our team of trainers she contributes to course development and design. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and is currently serving on the advisory board for Literacy Volunteers of Plainfield, NJ. Certifications include CHE and CHT designations, Certified Instructional Designer and Developer, Certified DiSC TM Personal Profile System Administration and Achieve Global-Adult Learning Principles. She is a member of ASTD (American Society of Training and Development and Pro-Literacy.
Tenesha Lynch Trainer
Tenesha Lynch holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and School Counseling from Saint Peter’s College. She has held several positions of increasing leadership at colleges and universities in NY/NJ within the realm of student conduct, as well as served as an adjunct lecturer. Her professional expertise as a certified K-12 school counselor includes multicultural counseling, crisis counseling and individual/group counseling, in addition to volunteer work as a Teen-mentoring Program Coordinator in Hackensack, NJ.