6 Continuing Education hours (lunch included in cost)
Description: Do you know the bullies, victims and bystanders? Each of these roles can have life-changing effects. How do counselors, social workers, and psychologists get to the core issues when there is such a code of silence and often, a long history of bullying? Suggestions for individual, group and school-wide programs and activities will be discussed and demonstrated, along with assurance that even the smallest interventions can be powerful. There will be a display of books with student and facilitator/educator bibliographies.
Instructor: Karen Gotwald, M.Ed. Karen Gotwald is a Bully Proofing Consultant and Educational Facilitator who has been doing Bully Proofing consulting since 2002. She was previously an elementary school and middle school teacher within the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School System. She developed the Bully Proofing Program while teaching middle school. She has an M.Ed. from Cleveland State University, with a focus on “The Psychology of the Emerging Adolescent.” Her B.A. is from Kent State University. She has worked with students, faculty, and staff in numerous school districts in northeast Ohio, including an ongoing engagement within the Heights school system. Her work includes weekly support groups in schools to deal with students’ anger issues, grade level assemblies, classroom presentations, small group and individual interventions, support for educators, and professional development programs. She has given numerous seminars, presentations, and training on the topic of Bully Proofing.
Registration deadline: June 13, 2013