Bully prevention workshop on Hilltop


February 28, 2012

The South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace, Adair & Associates and University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work will sponsor a free training on the "Identification and Prevention of Bullying" presented by Dr. Sam Lonich on Friday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Cathedral, 810 Fisher Street.

Bullying is an area of continued concern among parents, educators, and counselors. This presentation will address the etiology and types of bullying as well as research regarding intervention strategies. Special emphasis will be placed on cyber bullying and the relationship between bullying and suicide. Participants will learn strategies to prevent bullying and empower victims.

Participants who will benefit from this workshop include: counselors, social workers, teachers, administrators, psychologists, parents, and other professionals. Three free credit hours are offered to social workers and licensed psychologists.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: Identify the unique features and impact of bullying; Recognize various forms of cyber bullying; Recognize the potential emotional, psychological, and behavioral consequences of bullying; Identify the relationship between suicidality and bullying; Develop tools and skills needed to respond to bullies and victims; Learn strategies to empower youth to respond to bullying; Identify pre-existing vulnerabilities in victims; Utilize the latest research on etiology and intervention; and, Identify genetic and psychosocial explanations of bullying.

For more information contact Stacey Randolph at 412-452-7172 or staceyrandolph4@aol.com.

The South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace is funded by the Birmingham Foundation.


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