The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is proven to reduce bullying in schools and it also provides a framework for an effective, comprehensive approach to SEL. Presenters from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program will share research on the relationship between SEL and bullying prevention and discuss how understanding the connection can contribute to a welcoming, safe learning environment. Specific strategies for strengthening SEL skills, reducing bullying, and incorporating both for seamless implementation will be presented.
This workshop explores the loss that has occurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic and how participants can understand and manage the stages of grief including Kessler’s 6th stage, finding meaning. Characteristics of crisis-related stress will be explored along with protective factors and activities to manage stress and promote resilience and guide us down the path of hopefulness. Strategies to build self-efficacy toward emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing will be shared along with effective ways to communicate and support others who need the same level of support.
Bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our youth, affecting individuals across ethnicity, gender, grade, and socioeconomic status. One of the best tools for decreasing the problems associated with bullying is to implement evidence-based prevention strategies. Current research findings continue to support a comprehensive, three-tiered approach to bullying prevention.