This workshop provides educators, administrators and parents with essential knowledge about the developmental origins of bullying – and the characteristic behaviors in preschool-age children that indicate a need for constructive intervention. It will provide tools for offering gentle but effective help to children who are struggling to express themselves. Anyone who works with children or has an interest in the cause and prevention of bullying will gain significant insight.
This free webcast is appropriate for:
- Early childhood educators
- Preschool and child care administrators
- Parents of young children
- Anyone interested in the cause and prevention of bullying
Directors & Faculty
Ruth L. Hall, M.A.
Ruth L. Hall, M.A., is a child psychoanalyst and member of the training faculty at Hanna Perkins. She consults with preschool and child care programs and has long served as a therapist teacher for Hanna Perkins’ toddler program. She is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Victoria Todd, LISW-S
Victoria Todd, LISW-S, is a clinical social worker, therapist and child psychoanalyst with more than 25 years experience assisting children, adolescents and parents. She has developed the Mad v. Mean anti-bullying curriculum for preschool children. She is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
It’s Never Too Early: Intervention For Tomorrow’s Bullies Today
A free webcast, by child development experts at The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, covering:
- A developmental understanding of bullying: Why it happens
- Why typical bullying prevention programs begin too late
- Spotting warning signs in children as young as 4 – and how to help them
- Mad v. Mean – A curriculum to head off bullying before it starts, for preschools and child-care centers
- Open Q&A
Participants will learn:
- What causes people to become bullies;
- Why anti-bullying programs that focus on middle- and high-school ages begin too late;
- How to identify behaviors in preschool-age children that are warnings signs for bullying;
- Basic intervention techniques that are gentle and effective, for children who exhibit these behaviors;
- About development of a preschool curriculum that helps teachers, parents and children to head off bullying before it begins.