Extraordinarily high numbers of students report being targeted for bullying both in school, and outside of school, via cyber-bullying. Bullying is a form of youth violence that can result in physical harm, social and emotional distress, and even death. Targeted youth are at increased risk for mental health problems, psychosomatic illnesses, and poor academic performance. Youth who engage in bullying are at increased risk for substance abuse, poor academic performance, and violence later in adolescence and adulthood. Significant research has illustrated that bullying has become a public health issue for our youth, impacting all areas of their lives. Studies examining the impact of chronic bullying on youth found that children and adolescents who were frequent targets of bullying often experienced high levels of trauma. In a new 28-country study, the health symptoms of students who were being bullied were universal and recognizable. This workshop will offer information and skills to counselors, teachers, nurses, and health professionals serving youth who may be targeted for bullying or practicing bullying behaviors.
By the end of this training, participants will have:
- Defined bullying and listed associated behaviors;
- Outlined short- & long-term effects of bullying;
- Explained the connection between bullying and other forms of violence; and,
- Listed the principles for effective intervention and prevention.
Behavioral health system & school staff
Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.