Bullies to Buddies

Since the tragedy of Columbine, schools have desperately attempted to eliminate the problem of bullying through strategies of punishing bullies, reinforcing the standard that bullying is wrong and by identifying role models who stand up against bullying. Even with all these efforts the problem of bullying is increasing. Schools are reporting an even higher number of bullying cases in the aftermath of the pandemic. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. In this webinar you will learn social skills that professionals can teach students to use in response to aggression from others. You will also learn the psychological principles that make this method so effective. The Bullies to Buddies method, developed by psychologist Izzy Kalman, teaches a way to respond to a bully that immediately decreases the incidence of bullying and strengthens the victim's resilience because they have been empowered to solve the problem. You will also learn how ways to help the bully decrease aggression and increase productive social behavior. This method doesn't just change the lives of individual students; it has the potential to change the entire culture of a school and its community. [Elective for Child/Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

This webinar does not have any offerings for this semester.