Signe Whitson L.S.W., C-SSWS

Signe Whitson is a Certified School Social Work Specialist, national educator on Bullying Prevention, and author of seven books, including Parenting the Challenging Child8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & SchoolsHow to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens and The Angry Smile: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Relationships, Schools, Workplaces & Online.

She is the Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute, a nationally recognized, professional training and certification program for turning problem situations into learning opportunities for young people with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors.  Please visit for more information on LSCI and to schedule training in your area.   

Signe presents customized professional and parent training workshops throughout the United States and Canada on topics related to bullying prevention, managing anger in children, changing passive aggressive behavior, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent mental health. 

In her articles, books, and training workshops, Signe provides down-to-earth, practical advice for navigating the daily challenges of living and working with children, tweens and teens.  As a mother of two teen daughters, Signe relates to parents on a personal level.  As a clinician with over 20 years of experience, she shares her professional knowledge and advice for approaching complex issues, such as coping with bullying, managing anger, and changing self-defeating patterns of behavior. 

If you would like more information at any time, please e-mail Signe at, follow her on Twitter @SigneWhitson, or “Like” her on Facebook.

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Passive Aggressive Diaries

Passive Aggressive Diaries focuses on the ways in which readers encounter (and exude!) passive aggressive behavior in daily life. Here, you'll also find strategies for understanding and ending bullying, and well as ideas for managing conflict and crisis among young people. Please visit for more information. Read now.