Recent studies show that 1 in 5 girls fear being hurt or harassed at school. And girls are twice as likely as boys to be victims of long-term bullying – bullying that often begins as early as age 6, and can last for years. Girls tend to be more covert about their relational aggression, and sometimes approach bullying as “snipers in the night.” They use gossiping, rumoring, notes, texts, websites, social alliances and exclusions to subdue their victims. Girls tend to choose other girls as their targets, and their goal is often to hurt someone through damaging their sense of self-worth and their perception of how their peers value or devalue them. These two powerful webinars will help you understand the key issues underlying these kinds of cruelties from a girl’s perspective. Girls can move quickly between the roles of aggressor, target and victim. These research-based webinars will focus primarily on how to help the aggressor with specific prevention and intervention strategies. Attendees will be provided with helpful activities and handouts which they can use in their bullying programs.
The presenter will look at the “whys” behind bullying behavior and will explore fresh approaches, strategies and activities for creating insight, self-awareness and accountability within adolescent aggressors. Individual, classroom and schoolwide strategies will be discussed.
To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and activities, each participant will receive a (PDF) resource packet of the presentation with ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.
Chamarlyn Fairley, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who serves as Sexual Trauma Coordinator with the Veterans Administration. Prior to her accepting her current position, she served at a juvenile corrections facility, where she interacted with youth in a variety of ways including pre-dispositional evaluations, pre-waiver evaluations and sex offender treatment. Chamarlyn formerly served as a therapist for children who have been sexually, physically and emotionally abused and has addressed conferences and led seminars throughout North American on the topic of bullying
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