Continuing Education Event Details
Bullying Prevention and Intervention: A Focus on Positive Youth Development and Resilience
Credit Hours: 0
Co-sponsored by the Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence This course offers 6 ELECTIVE hours in the Trauma Counseling Certificate Program. This workshop is designed to meet the needs of educators, mental health professionals, and other human service professionals interested in bullying and resilience in children and adolescents. The different types of bullying (physical, verbal, social, and cyber) will be defined, and research-based information about prevalence, characteristics, and consequences of bullying for youth will be provided. The focus of the workshop will be on best practices for preventing and intervening with bullying, emphasizing how educators and human service professionals can enhance internal and external resilience for youth involved in different roles in bullying. Content reflects evidence levels A, B, C, D, F. Learning Objectives: • Define bullying and differentiate it from playful teasing and conflict; • Identify the characteristics associated with roles youth play in bullying situations (bully, assistant/reinforce, target, defender, outsider); • Identify short-term and long-term consequences of bullying; • Identify best practices for school-based bullying prevention (including requirements of the Dignity for All Students Act); • Examine internal and external resilience for youth; • Learn strategies for enhancing internal and external resilience for youth involved in bullying.
Description: Associate Professor and Director, Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence, University at Buffalo. She is also a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. Dr. Nickerson was on the faculty at the University at Albany, SUNY from 2002-2011, where her research focused on preventing and intervening with school crises, violence, and bullying. She has researched the critical role of schools, parents, and peers in promoting social-emotional strengths of children and adolescents. Dr. Nickerson has written 4 books, 50 book chapters and journal articles, and has conducted over 150 presentations.
Date(s) and Time(s)
|7/19/2012||:||8:45:00 AM||–||4:30:00 PM|
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