Several recent studies reveal the long-term psychological repercussions of bullying on all who are involved: the aggressor/perpetrator, the target/victim, and those who witness these despicable events. A study published in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry concludes, “The effects of bullying are still visible nearly four decades later … with health, social and economic consequences lasting well into adulthood.” The study was led by Ryu Takizawa, M.D., Ph.D at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London.
In this insightful 90-minute primer on bullying, Charles A. Williams III, Ph.D, aka “Dr. Chuck” – national speaker, leading expert in child & adolescent psychotherapy and an educational psychologist who has joint faculty appointments at the University level – will help participants audit current literature and the latest research on bullying. He will also examine recent case studies (some pulled from news headlines), where the role of the perpetrator will be highlighted. The psychological and emotional “profiles” of school-aged youth who bully will be discussed.
Participants will be able to respond to questions posed (as well as pose questions themselves) while receiving answers in real-time. Questions attendees will be able to answer:
- Were perpetrators bullied in the home?
- What role do parent(s) or caregiver(s) play in bullying behavior?
- Have perpetrators once been bullied by a peer?
- What motivates a bully?
- What type(s) of psychological reward is gained by bullying?
- Are bullies typically popular or unpopular with their school-aged peers?
- How do adults (caregivers/school staff) interpret the perpetrators behavior?
- What influence does the “bystander effect” have on bullies?
- How do you prevent bullying behavior?
- How do you engage a bully?
- How do you get a bully to stop?
Attendees will be able to:
- Understand the role adults/caregivers play in the psychology and behavior of students who engage in bullying.
- Identify the emotional and psychological profile of the aggressive youth.
- Implement evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies.
Who Should Attend:
- School Counselors
- School Social Workers
- Special Education Personnel
You Will Also Receive:
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.
About the Presenter:
Charles Williams, Ph.D.
Charles A. Williams III, aka “Dr. Chuck,” is a trained child and adolescent psychotherapist and a professor of educational psychology and behavioral health at Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Nursing and Health Professions, respectively. As a former member of the faculty in the School of Education at Drexel – where he taught in the special education and teacher preparation programs – he served as the founding director of the Center for the Prevention of School-Age Violence. Dr. Chuck is also a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow. His work focuses on child welfare, social-emotional learning and well-being, mentoring, bullying and the achievement of minority and special needs children and youth. Dr. Chuck has frequently been called upon as an expert with national media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, truTV, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Christian Science Monitor.
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