Dr. Michael R. Carpenter

Nationally Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Trainer
Anti-Bullying Consultant


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Hello, I am Michael R. Carpenter, PhD, and would like to thank you for visiting my personal consulting website.

As you may know, I have been a student assistance consultant in the metropolitan Atlanta area for more than thirty years. I have worked with Georgia's Departments of Education and Human Resources state-wide in addition to public/private schools and businesses domestically and internationally.

This site is focused on bullying prevention best practices and how to decrease bully/victim behavior in both education and the workplace. My services include offering workshops and training for managers, administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, students, and community leaders.

Barron's Publishers has just released our new book (June 1, 2014) and it is called Bullying Solutions: Learn to Overcome from Real Case Studies. Robin D'Antona and I are very excited and are hoping the forty plus stories and solutions will speak to anyone who has experienced or witnessed bullying. The stories are real, the solutions are based in the latest research and the suggestions for action are practical. When you purchase the book, please do a review and make it available on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, or other social network sites so that others may know about the book. I am suggesting for school and school systems to purchase books for their staff and/or parents and offer a book study. It is user friendly and easy to read. Please let me know any feedback and thanks to all of the individuals who have shared their story.

Short Bio:

Michael R. Carpenter, PhD, is a violence, drug, and student assistance program consultant who lives in metropolitan Atlanta (Georgia). He has worked with Cobb County Schools for more than twenty years, statewide for the Department of Education and Human Resources, and as a consultant throughout the United States and abroad in such countries as Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, and Belize.  He is founder of the Prevention Intervention Center of Cobb Schools, Georgia’s Student Assistance Professionals Association (SAPA), and the International Bullying Prevention Conference which started in 2004 in Atlanta.  Mike is a Nationally Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer (2001).

Michael is an author of manuals from student assistance to peer mediation to class meetings to suicide and bullying prevention.  His latest publications are Directionality, assessing one’s ability to view the world through different lenses by examining communication pathways ; Waging Peace: A Bullying Prevention Handbook with 45 connecting, bullying prevention and civility lessons;  Setting the Tone: Creating Bully-Free Connected Classrooms, a book bettering best practices using tenets from Perceptual Control Theory; and Implementation and Procedural Guide for Prohibiting Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation, a manual that satisfies a state requirement to implement a bullying prevention policy thereby reducing bully/victim behavior using a risk management model.  See information below poster.

Bullying Prevention Trainer, Dr. Michael R. Carpenter of WagePeaceToday.com on YouTube.com:



  • Waging Peace Manual (revised 2011)
  • No Bully Zone

    �� Have a written bullying prevention policy?
    �� Have an established training program for staff?
    �� Focus on research based-strategies?
    �� Assess bullying at each building level?
    �� Identify bullying hotspots on campus?
    �� Have buy-in from administration, staff & parents?
    �� Discuss non-coercive adult role modeling?
    �� Train staff to intervene with an on-the-spot script?
    �� Address school climate issues and safe learning?

    49 states have specific anti-bullying legislation. Below are examples of specific state requirements recently enacted:

    AL legislation applies only to student against student harassment, intimidation & violence.

    requires schools to develop a model policy addressing reporting incidents & procedures for investigation, an age-appropriate range of consequences, ways to prohibit retaliation, & immunity from liability for those acting in good faith.

    NJ addresses harassment, bullying & intimidation, in addition to cyber bullying and hazing.

    NY and the “Dignity for All Students Act” prohibits discrimination of students based on a person’s race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

    WA An electronic act of the law is one that (1) physically harms a student or damages its property; (2) has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education; (3) is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or (4) has the effect of substantially disrupting the operation of the school.

    This objective of the Implementation and
    Procedural Guide is to enable schools to
    comply with state requirements and assist
    educators to implement research-based Best
    Practices to measurably decrease bullying.

    1. Rationale
    2. State Laws Regarding Bullying & Harassment
    3. Staff Acknowledgment to Prevent Bullying
    4. Objectives
    5. Organization & Responsibility
    6. Safety Committee Design
    7. Identification of Hot Spots
    8. Supervisory Responsibilities
    9. Bullying Investigation
    10.Staff Training
    11.Staff Communication
    12.Compliance with Administration
    A. State Policy for Prohibiting Bullying,
    Harassment, and Intimidation
    B. Staff Incident Report
    C. Student Log
    D. Statement from Bullying Student
    E. Statement from Bullied Student
    F. Map of School — Record Bullying Infractions
    G. Checklist for Safety Inspections
    H. Agenda for Monthly Safety Committee

    Michael Carpenter, PhD
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    Peachtree City, GA 30269
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