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Bullying and Social Aggression in Minnesota Schools

Reduce the incidence of bullying, cyberbullying and social aggression in your school. Students are threatened, taunted, teased and tormented by bullies on a daily basis. This happens in school districts in urban, rural and suburban areas. Bullying and social aggression can have lifelong consequences for all students involved; however, bullying is a learned behavior that can be prevented, and effective bullying prevention programs are working in schools throughout the country. Gain an understanding of updated Minnesota laws surrounding bullying and receive helpful strategies for combating bullying and creating a culture that increases the positive forces in schools. Benefits for You - Implement district anti-bullying policies with ease - Define and spot the roles of the bully, victim and bystander - Identify the social costs of bullying and cyberbullying - it's more dire that you think - Use an effective 10-step strategy to confront bullying and social harassment
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Bullying and Social Aggression in Minnesota
— Susan Strauss, Ed.D.
  • Review Minnesota's Safe School Act
  • Differentiate Between Bullying and Harassment Based on Minnesota and Federal Laws
  • Prevention and Intervention Strategies Required by the Safe Schools Act and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
  • Identify Strategies Will to Protect Students' Civil Rights and Minimize Liability
Dynamics of a Bully Situation
— Marion London, M.Ed.
  • Ramifications of Bullying/Peer Mistreatment
  • (Olweus) Bullying Circle of Roles/Actions
  • Group Mechanisms and the Bystanders
Classroom Meetings for Creating Community
  • Social/Emotional Learning
  • Use of the Circle Process and Story
Interventions to Bully or Peer Mistreatment
  • Immediate Teacher/Staff Interventions
  • Teacher/Staff Follow-up With the Aggressor
  • Teacher/Staff Follow-up and Support for the Target
Overview of an Effective and Comprehensive Bully Prevention Program
  • School Committee
  • Pre and Post Survey by Students
  • School-wide, Classroom, Individual and Community Strategies
  • Kicking Off and Celebration
  • Student Insights From the Youth Voice Project
The Social, Emotional and Mental Health Implications of Bullying and How That Plays out in School and Community
— Heather Alden, LICSW
  • Social Implications for Children Who Experience Social Aggression (Bullying) at School
  • Mental Health Implications for Children Who Have Experienced the Trauma of Being Bullied
  • Emotional Needs of Children Who Have Been Targeted As Well As Those Who Are Looking On (Bystanders) and the Aggressors (Bullies)
  • The Role of the School and the Community
Cyberbullying
  • What It Is
  • How and Where and How Often It Happens
  • How to Protect and Support Our Kids On the Internet
Relational Aggression
  • What Is RA and How It Looks in Predominately Girls
  • How to Teach Girls to Be Assertive When They Are Young to Avoid This
  • How to Protect and Support Our Girls
Working With Parents of These Children to Support Those Whose Children May Be the Bystander, the Bully and the Target
  • How to Identify This in Your Own Child
  • How to Talk With Parents of Children Involved in These Activities
  • How to Prepare Your Own Child With Tools If and When Things May Arise in Their Lives
Coaching Students Impacted by Bullying
— Julie Young-Burns, MSN, RN, CPNP
  • Supporting Students Who Have Been Targeted
  • Moving Bystanders to Upstanders
  • Guiding Students to Learn What to Do Not Just What Not to Do
  • Restoring the School Community Following a Bullying Incident
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Heather Alden, LICSW

Heather Alden, LICSW – Moderator

Saint Paul Public Schools

  • School social worker at EXPO Elementary School, Saint Paul Public Schools
  • Formerly an elementary teacher in Houston, Texas with Teach for America program
  • 2012 National School Social Worker of the Year, 2011 Minnesota School Social Worker of the Year
  • Practice emphasizes working with elementary age children with special needs as well as students in the general education classroom
  • Master’s degree in social work, University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, Houston, Texas; B.A. degree, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Can be contacted at 612-791-0634 or [email protected]
Marion London, M.Ed.

Marion London, M.Ed.

Independent Education Consultants

  • Trainer and consultant with Independent Education Consultants
  • More than 25 years of experience teaching, training, speaking and consulting with schools, agencies and businesses
  • Certified trainer and consultant for the International Olweus Bully Prevention Program
  • Formerly an educator for the Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Writer of several curricula and lessons for the prevention of bullying for teachers, students and parents
  • Board Member of “Jeremiah’s Hope for Kindness”
  • Master’s degree in education
  • Can be contacted at 612-644-5401 or [email protected]
Susan Strauss, Ed.D.

Susan Strauss, Ed.D.

Strauss Consulting

  • Harassment and bullying investigator, consultant and trainer with Strauss Consulting
  • Consults with attorneys throughout the U. S. as an expert witness for harassment and bullying lawsuits
  • Writer on harassment and bullying in schools and the workplace – most recent book – Sexual Harassment and Bullying: A Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable
  • Former high school teacher
  • Ed.D. degree in organizational leadership
  • Can be contacted at 952-937-1991, @straussconsltng-Twitter or straussconsulting.net
Julie Young-Burns, MSN, RN, CPNP

Julie Young-Burns, MSN, RN, CPNP

Minneapolis Public Schools

  • School nurse on special assignment with Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Student Support Services - Safe & Drug-Free Schools Coordinator
  • M.S.N. degree, University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin; B.S.N. degree, St. Olaf College, Northfield Minnesota
  • Can be contacted at 612-668-0867 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 394351
Published 2014
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