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Anti-Bullying Webinar

You’re invited to join an exciting anti-bullying webinar…

Evidence-Based Anti-Bullying Programs:
What We Can Learn From Finland
Thu 24 January 2013 – 11:30am Eastern USA time

This is a live webinar conducted between Christina Salmivalli (Prof of Psychology at Uni of Turku, Finland) and Gil Noam (Director of Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency & Assoc Prof at Harvard Uni).

The webinar is FREE, but you must register. The following information is taken from their website…

New Directions for Youth Development recently published an issue entitled “Evidence-Based Bullying Prevention Programs for Children and Youth” with leading researchers, clinicians, and educators showcasing effective interventions against bullying. The issue was edited by Drs. Dagmar Strohmeier and Gil G. Noam.

We are happy to invite you to a discussion with one of the authors, Professor Christina Salmivalli from the University of Turku in Finland. Dr. Salmivalli is one of the foremost experts in anti-bullying programs in schools. Her intervention, which highlights the importance of the bystanders, is used in the entire country of Finland and has shown to be very effective. Her methods are very rigorous (including randomized trials), and her experience training school staff is extensive.

We can learn a great deal from her work and experiences in the United States. Given her leadership role in the field of bullying and bullying prevention, we decided to organize this webinar around her work and her contribution to New Directions for Youth Development.

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr Salmivalli and Dr Gil Noam will conduct a dialogue about the topic and will invite webinar participants to ask questions and provide comments. Please join us for this important topic, especially at a time when all but one of the states in the U. S. have passed anti-bullying legislation and require a new way of thinking about the protection of children and adolescents in school and out-of-school time.

Note: If you can’t attend the webinar live (because, for me, it will be beamed at 3am in Melbourne Australia), you can view it free later from the PEAR website.

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