Bullying Intervention Strategies – Responding for Prevention (1 day)

Bullying represents a crisis not only for individuals, but also within relationships between targets, peers, families, organizations and the larger community. Effective responses to bullying need to address both its impacts and root causes, while holding perpetrators of bullying meaningfully accountable for their actions. This workshop will push beyond attitudes and responses that rely solely on isolation and punishment and move towards more restorative responses. Participants will develop skills to put a stop to bullying behaviour while strengthening individuals and groups to prevent future harm.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

  • Bullying – A Community Problem
  • Attitudes Towards Bullying
  • The Roots of Bullying
  • Shame and Behaviour
  • Finding Your Role
  • What Targets Need Most
  • Creating Safety
  • Empowering Conversations
  • Engaging Youth Who Bully
  • Kids Who Don’t Care: When Conversation Breaks Down
  • Discipline that Heals
  • Reconciliation: The Promise and the Perils
  • Towards a New Kind of Community

Method of Delivery

Lecture, video, group exercises, and small group discussion.

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service providers, counsellors, parents and anyone working with children and youth.