The focus of this one-day training is to provide educators gender-specific strategies, activities and insights that can be used to confront and avoid relational aggression and bullying. These interventions can be used to revive, launch or sustain efforts to prevent emotional violence among girls. Without help, girls who are targets often suffer lasting effects – including academic withdrawal, social withdrawal, depression, substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, delinquency, crime, dysfunctional relationships, self-injury and even suicide. Unfortunately the target herself all too often becomes a bully.
About this Seminar
Relational aggression among girls has intensified with the explosion of online communication/social media. While texting and Facebook are still widely used, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, Google+, Skype, Oovoo, Facetime, Omegle, Whisper, Yik Yak, Ask.FM, reddit, Digg, Pinterest, Polyvore, Kik and WhatsApp are growing fast, and 91% of North American teens now have access to a smart phone, according to 2015 Pew Research. Except for gaming, girls are far more likely than boys to access these online options.
This seminar will help attendees understand the latest research around female bullying and relational aggression – which often exhibits as exclusion, isolation, rumoring, gossiping, pitting friends against one another, revealing personal secrets and/or altering personal secrets. Attendees will be provided tools for instilling social/emotional connections among girls that reduce relational aggression and improve academic outcomes.
In this information-packed training, you will learn to:
– Integrate the latest research-based insights into your bullying and relational aggression prevention program
– Identify online communication and social media trends affecting today’s girls
– Discover how to instill social/emotional connections among girls
– Implement individual, small group and classroom strategies and activities
– Design or revise your own action plan for addressing female relational aggression.
Who Should Attend
– Classroom Teachers
– Other Administrators
– Special Education Personnel
– Media Specialists
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
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About the Presenter
Steph Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of relational aggression. She combines 15 years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues.
In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors, Mom’s Choice Award-winning Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day, Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow and her latest Princess Priscilla and the Great Beezilla!
Steph Jensen, MS, LP
In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute.