Conflict is almost certain whenever youth from different backgrounds are placed in the same setting. This is particularly true for settings that serve a diverse group of youth. However, when confronted with repetitive behaviors intended to harm, many adolescents do not have the skill set to combat bullying behaviors. In order to lessen the impact of bullying behaviors,, interventions must target both the victims and the bullies. Youth who are targets of bullying should be taught the appropriate responses to bullying behavior. Youth who are labeled as bullies should be taught to use his/her natural leadership ability for pro-social change in schools and the elevation of peers. This session will address the social structure of bullying and action steps for professionals to follow when bullies and victims are identified.
• This class is 7 hours.
• Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• This class is available at no charge.