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Our Team

Maribel González, Ph.D.

Maribel has dedicated her life to school climate transformation. Being a mother of three herself as well as a Clinical Psychologist, she believes every child should attend a school where safety and health, both emotional and physical, are a priority. Prior to founding SCS, she was Co-Director of Parenting Resources, LLC where she developed and led trainings for school personnel, parents and students on character development, bullying, cyberbullying, school climate, drug prevention, social emotional development and mental health.

Joy Lynn Suárez, Psy.D.

Joy Lynn has dedicated her life to empower people to achieve their full potential. As a clinical psychologist and professor she has always made a priority to educate psychology students as well as help her clients on topics of school climate, particularly dealing with bullying and abuse in school. Prior to founding SCS, she was Co-Founder and Co-Director of Parenting Resources, LLC where she developed and led trainings for school personnel on issues related to school climate, character development, bullying, cyberbullying, drug prevention, social emotional development and mental health.

Maribel and Joy Lynn are co-authors of two manuals for teachers: Manual for the Creation of Policies and Protocols for the Prevention and Intervention of Bullying in Schools and “Positive Gestures: Manual for Teachers for the Prevention of Bullying” (2011); a research paper entitled “Bullying in Puerto Rico: A Descriptive Study” (2012); a research paper entitled “Bullying: A Student Perspective” (2013); and the book “Bullying: Invisible Violence” (in print).

On September 30, 2011, they hosted the first convention held in Puerto Rico on the topic of School Climate titled: “First Annual Convention on Youth Development and Wellbeing – Cyberbullying and Internet Safety”. On November 30, 2012, they successfully coordinated the “Second Annual Convention on Youth Development and Wellbeing – Bullying: Invisible Violence”, with the participation of international expert panelists on this matter, such as Professor Alejandro Castro Santander form UNESCO In Argentina, and Ana Cody, researcher for the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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