Israel “Izzy” Kalman, MS, NCSP
Izzy Kalman is a luminary in the field of bullying, globally revered. He has been changing the way the world understands and deals with bullying, exposing the problems with the predominant legalistic approach while promoting a more psychologically valid one. His work has been featured in major media, including the New York Times and Good Morning America.
Without concern for profits, Izzy has continued to challenge the massive anti-bullying industry while disseminating the Kalman Method, also known as Bullies to Buddies, which actually saves schools money. Rather than trying to eradicate bullies, Kalman focuses on teaching people how not to be victims. When victims are armed with this knowledge, bullies seem to miraculously disappear, like sharks with no prey. Furthermore, Izzy does not differentiate between “bullies” and “victims.” Every child deserves to learn how to defuse hostility and to be socially successful, skills that will help them for a lifetime.
We at PSI were so impressed with the simplicity and common sense of the Bullies to Buddies™ program that we had to make it our own. We have partnered with Izzy Kalman and Cleveland State University to bring this program to the thousands of students that PSI serves.