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Bullying Behaviors: When and How to Intervene

Audience: K-8 grade teachers, teaching assistants, principals and assistant principals, counselors, noon-aids and playground monitors

Objectives: To explore and gain understanding of:
  • Learned behaviors and conditioning that contribute to evolving roles of perpetrator and victim.
  • Differentiating between causes and symptoms of bullying behaviors.
  • Early identification of behavioral clues to bullying: children's sense of powerlessness, futurelessness and rage.
  • Generating and sustaining school environments to prevent and defuse bullying when it occurs.
  • Responding constructively to victims and bystanders.
  • Overall prevention strategies: strengthen children's sense of empathy, promote student's sense of social well being, restorative discipline, developing interdependence and security for everyone.
 

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