Bullying: What You Need To Know

Student bullying in schools is a major concern.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified bullying as a major health concern.  However, the “village” as a whole, including school staff, parents, relatives and community members, must accept responsibility for its perpetuation and reduction. 

All parents must have an “awareness” of the concern and take professional and/or personal responsibility to model appropriate behavior, talk to and teach our children and take appropriate action if this type of behavior occurs.

This workshop seeks to bring that “awareness” by accurately defining terms and outlining best practices.  Hearing so much about bullying in recent times has caused the term to be loosely utilized in describing many times of student and adult misbehavior.  This workshop teaches the specific definition of bullying, how to recognize it and its impact on others.  Parents will learn how to partner with school officials in preventing/reducing incidents, procedures for reporting allegations and methods to support the children.  In addition, this training on “awareness” seeks to make adults cognizant of their own words and actions that may be misinforming children that bullying-like behavior is acceptable.  In other words, children learn from adults and “do as they do”.

April 18, 2017 12:00 PM - April 18, 2017 1:30 PM
Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000

Registration Deadline: April 18, 2017

Facilitator: Quentin Fretwell, Ph.D