Bullying at School: What you can do About it
Participants will be exposed to information regarding different types of bullying, bullies, and victims, as well as the consequences of bullying. A review of theoretical explanations for why bullying occurs will be presented. Then, attention will be paid to the remedies for bullying for children.
Laura M. Crothers, DEd, NCSP, is a Professor of School Psychology, the Rev. Martin A. Hehir, C.S.Sp. Endowed Chair in Scholarly Excellence, and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, School of Education, at Duquesne University. She studies childhood bullying and indirect aggression in adolescents, and has published over 50 articles, presented over 30 papers or posters, and written numerous books on this topic. She is considered an expert on bullying by the National Association of School Psychologists.
8:30 AM - Registration and Coffee
8:55 AM - Welcome and Introduction
9:00 AM - Session Begins
10:30 AM - Break
10:45 AM - Session Resumes
12:00 PM - Lunch (include)
1:00 PM - Session Resumes
2:30 PM - Break
2:45 PM - Session Resumes
4:00 PM - Closing
At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be able to:
- Describe and differentiate among the different types of bullying behavior and understand the symptoms of each
- Connect the consequences of bullying to each constituency group: bullies, victims, bystanders, and the school system
- Recognize the difficulties in studying bullying in different racial and ethnic groups, and will understand that in-group bullying (i.e., bullying within one's racial, ethnic, or linguistic group) is much more common than between-group bullying
- Identify the best practice prevention and intervention efforts to be used in helping victims of bullying
- Identify the best practice prevention and intervention efforts to be used in helping perpetrators of bullying behavior
- Compare/contrast the different theoretical perspectives regarding why bullying occurs, who becomes a bully, and why victims are targeted
The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania can receive continuing education from continuing education providers approved by the American Psychological Association. Since the Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education, licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirements by attending PPA continuing education programs.
Financial Disclosure: No conflicts of interest have been identified for the speaker.