A significant number of young people report being targeted for bullying both in and out of school. The result of bullying can lead to physical harm, emotional distress, and a host of other issues. Those who bully are also at increased risk for poor academic performance and substance abuse. We also know the most effective intervention in a bullying situation is a peer. This program will look at ways to empower youth to be actively involved in bullying prevention and intervention
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
- Examine recent research on bullying and harassment;
- Identify cultural norms that encourage bullying;
- Explore strategies for involving youth in bullying interventions; and,
- Develop methods to create respectful and empathetic environments for our youth
This introductory level course, is designed for all professionals (behavioral health specialists, teachers, social workers, etc.) who work with young people. Parents are also welcomed.
Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.