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.
Nationally recognized school counselor and speaker Diane Senn is the author of Bullying in the Girl’s World, and is known for her passion for helping elementary and middle-school children. She will discuss how girls from a young age thrive on their role and identity in their social world; yet it is this complex, social world of girls that can be the source of much pain. Name-calling, eye-rolling, excluding, teasing, bossing, spreading rumors, and threatening creates havoc in the young girl’s world. This webinar will review prevention and intervention strategies to help release elementary and middle-school aggressors from the Mean Girlz syndrome.
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.
Diane Senn has authored some of the best-selling materials for elementary counselors and other educators including Spectacular Guidance Activities for Kids, Bullying in the Girls World andSmall Group Counseling for Children. Diane has provided keynote presentations and/or seminars for educators and other helping professionals across the U.S. Attendees rave about Diane's presentations, citing them as exceptionally practical and insightful. She continues to gain fresh practical insights from her work as a school counselor at the elementary/middle school level, where her developmental guidance program has been nationally recognized as an exemplary model. Diane's best-selling books include:
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