Located in Canada, Kelly Karius began her career in child protection, in 1999. Seeing service holes from a system point of view, Kelly left soon after to establish a private practice in Melville, SK.
Wearing several hats during that time, Kelly was an expert witness in matters relating to the custody and access of children; she performed adoption home studies, facilitated divorce and family mediation and provided extensive counselling services.
She published her first book in 2004, “This is Out of Control! A Practical Guide to Managing Life’s Conflicts” using the helpful book to create conflict management seminars for several corporate structures. Kelly has written several more works, which can be found here.
Within six months of starting her practice Kelly was asked to be an advocate on behalf of several children whose parents felt they were being mistreated and abused by a principal/teacher in their school. It was a difficult situation, and bully actions and victim responses could be seen in all of the participants in the drama, from students right up to the Department of Education. This early experience impacted Kelly’s career greatly, and while she was performing other tasks, the issue of bullying was never far from her mind.
The combination of Kelly’s conflict management, counselling and personal experiences resulted in the creation of the No Such Thing as a Bully® System. Ms. Karius has been writing and evolving the No Such Thing as a Bully® system for several years, while testing the material with people at a micro level. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, which is successfully integrated into the products and services of the No Such Thing as a Bully® System.
The system changes language and theory around bullying issues. All of us use bully actions and victim responses. When we acknowledge this, we can begin to put the skills in place that prevent both. We also partner with smart tools to create a system for schools, parents and community to use, teach and live to increase positive strategies for managing the bullying issue. You’ll want to look into this more if you happen to be a student, parent, teacher, administrator, business person, community member or a human being.
Keep Scrolling for a list of Kelly’s Presentations and Publications.
Most recently, Kelly has partnered with a colleague to create the non-profit foundation Moment of Kindness.
To contact Kelly:
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, “Parenting After Separation and Divorce” Sask Justice/Presenter, Yorkton Saskatchewan Jan 2001 (repeated through to 2009)
- Presentation/Development: Kelly Karius, “Children Experiencing Divorce and Separation”, Sask Justice, Developer/Presenter, 2003
- Publication – Book: Kelly Karius, “This is out of Control! A Practical Guide to Managing Life’s Conflicts”,Author, ISBN 0-9736831-0-4, 2004
- Publication – Book: Kelly Karius “The Brief Book of Parenting, A Helpful Guide for Real Parents with Real Children”, Author, ISBN 0-9736831-1-2. 2005
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, “Handing Conflict – Employee Sessions”, Developer/Presenter, Regina Saskatchewan, November 2006 (repeated through to 2009)
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, “Managing Conflict – Employee Sessions”, Developer/Presenter, Regina Saskatchewan
November 2006 (repeated through to 2009)
- Publication – ebook: Kelly Karius, Teaching Communication to Student Leaders, 2007
- Publication – ebook: Kelly Karius, Appreciating Employees, 2007
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, “Appreciating Employees” 2008
- Publication: Kelly Karius & Ron Graham, “No Such Thing as a Bully for Parents”, 2009
- Publication: Kelly Karius & Ron Graham, “No Such Thing as a Bully for Schools”, 2010
- Presentation: Kelly Karius “When Support Staff Stopped Working” Keynote, PENSASK Conference, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, November 2012
- Publication – Book: Kelly Karius, “Burgerslinger; They Say it Gets Easier”, Author, 2014
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, “No Such Thing as a Bully Certification Training” Samson Reserve, Samson Community Wellness, May 2014 (repeated)
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, “Creating a Vision for Non-Violence”, FCSS 2nd Annual Regional Conference, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, November 3, 2015
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, “Parents Role in Bullying: Louis Bully Parent Conference, Louis Bull Reserve, Alberta, February 2016
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, Wolf Creek School Division Teacher Development Conference, Lacombe, Alberta, February 2016
- Presentation: Kelly Karius, “Anger Management is Emotion Management” Samson Reserve, Samson Community Wellness, 2016 (Repeated)
- Group Development: Kelly Karius “Trauma Recovery for Teens” Samson High School, 2017
- Presentation: Kelly Karius “Bullying in First Nations Communities”, Elders Meeting, O’Chiese First Nation, 2019
- Presentation, Kelly Karius, Elders Conference, Samson Cree Nation, 2019
School Setting Bullying Prevention Presentations include:
Westpark Middle School
Samson Elementary School
Samson Middle School
Ermineskin High School
St. Thomas Aquinas School
Louis Bull School