Bullying and harrasment are daily occurrences in schools throughout the country. Most of it is witnessed by students; little of it is seen by adults. Research shows the most effective intervention in a bullying incident is peer involvement. This workshop will provide information and strategies for adult staff so they, in turn, can provide guidance and direction to student teams so they may intervene on behalf of thier peers. This training is made possible through the assistance of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation, Elizabethtown, Pa.
- Examine the dynamics of bullying;
- Cite the negative impact of bullying on school climates;
- Review the research on peer interventions; and,
- Outline formats and strategies for peer intervention teams.
This introductory level course, is designed for all professionals (behavioral health specialists, teachers, social workers, etc.) who work with young people. Parents are also welcome.
Participants must complete the entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits