Young people today are overwhelmed with negative and harmful influences that create a “sea of mean” in their relationships with each other. Left to their own devices, they often cannot stop this downward spiral; the help and support of adults are necessary. This program will offer information and strategies for prevention and intervention against this “sea of mean”.
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
- Review the current cultural norms and influences that encourage bullying and harassment among youth;
- Explore the use of social media to implement positive engagement among youth; and,
- Examine strategies to develop respectful & empathetic attitudes in young people.
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.