On-Demand Workshops

Bullying

Responding for Prevention

$129.00
4

Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Bullying is harmful not only for individuals, but it also negatively impacts the relationships among targets, peers, families, organizations, and the community. Effective responses to bullying need to address both its impacts and root causes, while also holding perpetrators of bullying meaningfully accountable for their actions. This workshop explores restorative processes that move beyond attitudes and responses to bullying that rely solely on isolation and punishment. Participants will develop the skills needed to put a stop to bullying behaviour, while also strengthening individuals and groups to prevent future harm.

Trainer: Mike Labun, BA

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate bullying from teasing and conflict
  • Articulate prominent theories of why bullying happens
  • Understand the role of shame in acts of aggression
  • Apply communication techniques for engaging youth involved in bullying
  • Identify strategies for working with resistant youth
  • Apply principles of restorative justice to intervention in bullying

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • What is Bullying?
  • What Makes Cyberbullying Unique?
  • The Roots of Bullying
  • Principles of Bullying Prevention
  • Working with the Target
  • Long-Term Strategies for the Target
  • Accountability with Support
  • The Limitations of Punishment
  • Working with the Bully
  • When the Bully “Doesn’t Care”
  • Working with Bystanders
  • Working Towards Reconciliation

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service professionals, and anyone looking for effective ways to respond to bullying.

Trainer: Mike Labun

BA

Mike teaches CTRI workshops in the areas of violence prevention, restorative justice, and conflict resolution. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution, and has over twenty years of experience as a leader in the conflict resolution and violence prevention field. He believes that learning is a life-long endeavor and that the process of development should be enjoyable and motivating. As a facilitator, Mike uses his experiences working in a manufacturing environment, inner-city drop-in, boys camp, and as a mediator to illustrate the material. He has an interactive and engaging style that easily motivates participants to incorporate workshop material into their own environments.

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