Got Bounce? is Pauletta Washington's educational series on the UN Development Programme's Crisis Prevention and Recovery.
Got Bounce? helps people of all ages to build the skills necessary for recovery from any crisis.

Expand your mind and your world.

Stereotypes are reduced when members of one group have a chance to recognize individual attitudes, talents, and interests among people in another group.

Cross-group friendships have cascading effects because friends of those involved in cross-group friendships are affected by the knowledge that their friends have close friendships with outgroup members.

Cross-group interactions reduce stereotypes.

To the extent that stereotypes are learned associations, it is possible to combat stereotyping by unlearning and reversing those associations. Practice makes perfect. Don't engage in gossip or jokes about stereotypes. You'll have an effect on others and yourself.

How did people in conflict-induced crisis build resilience?

Read their stories.

Combat bullying.

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or distress. Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength. It is a repeated behavior and can be physical, verbal or relational. Bullying methods range from physical means to social exclusion.

Racism is a magnified form of bullying.

Bullying has been part of school, the workplace and the global community for years. Technology and social media have created a new venue for bullying, and have expanded its reach. The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing to cause the bullying.

Preventing and stopping bullying involves a commitment to creating a safe environment where everyone can thrive socially, academically and economically, without being afraid.