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Anti-Bullying: Intervention and Prevention Strategies with Dr. Karen Siris
Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
The information provided in this workshop directly addresses the issues of bullying and cyberbullying in schools and recognizes the dangers they pose. The root causes of the problem will be shared and specific strategies to create positive culture and climate in schools at all levels will be emphasized. Intervention and prevention strategies will be suggested with focus on the creation of a bully intervention team to implement a specific reporting system and a hierarchy of consequences . At the core of this session will be a link between social and emotional learning and the eradication of bullying. The skills necessary to empower the bystander, form alliances, befriend the victim, and de-escalate the bully will be taught.
The New York State Dignity for All Students Act requires that all schools have an effective bully prevention plan and appropriately trained personnel in each school building by July, 2012. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge needed to meet the requirements of the new law.
Dr. Karen Siris, elementary school principal and adjunct professor understands the importance of creating schools with a culture of caring, tolerance, and positive communication among all constituents. Her goal is to create a school environment that prevents "bullying" before it begins. She has been featured on NBC and CBS News and ivillage.com for the work she has done creating a Caring Majority of "upstanding" students in her Long Island School. Her research on Alleviating Bullying received the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from Hofstra University