Sherryll Kraizer, Ph.D.

Dr. Kraizer has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in youth at risk.  She is the founder and director of the Coalition for Children, a not-for-profit organization working to increase child safety, prevent child abuse, bullying and interpersonal violence.  She is the author of the Safe Child Program, the Take A Stand Program and many other curricula used in schools, churches, recreation centers, foster care agencies and homes around the world. She is also the author of  The Safe Child Book and 10 Days to a Bully-Proof Child.

Dr. Kraizer has taught and worked with schools for more than thirty-five years, developing programs that provide effective, affordable life skills education.  Her work is based on the belief that families, schools and communities need to share the job of positively educating and empowering children to speak up for themselves, to respect themselves and others, and to be powerful advocates for a society that recognizes the value of every child.

Dr. Kraizer is internationally recognized for creating models that maximize community-wide participation in prevention efforts and for her research of program effectiveness, including what methods ensure actual behavioral change associated with reduction of risk.  Her materials are translated and used in 80 countries around the world.

Her current focus is making these programs available free of charge to other parts of the world.

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Author Dr. Sherryll Kraizer has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in youth at risk.