30 Indiana PGPs
30 Texas CPE Hours
Sadly, each school year brings to light tragedies resulting from aggressive and violent acts that occur in classrooms and in school communities across the country. Bullying prevention and intervening early are key components of reducing bullying and aggressive behaviors in the classroom while creating a safe and positive school climate. This course will define bullying, identify the different types of bullying (verbal, social and physical), discuss the people involved in bullying acts (bully, victim and bystander) and explore the power differential that occurs with bullying. More specifically, we will explore how children engage in name calling, the isolation of peers, gossiping, taunting, cyber bullying, etc. and how these behaviors interfere with the educational environment. Special attention will be given to supporting those involved in bullying situations, how educators can help victims cope with bully behavior and the power of the bystander. We will also discuss preventative measures, intervention strategies and curriculum ideas that can be implemented school wide or in individual classrooms. Join us and take a preventative approach to addressing bullying in the school community.