“Bullying Intervention and Communication Skills Workshop: Knowledge and Tools for All Parents” will be hosted at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Larkin High School Auditorium and/or library as needed. This engaging and informative, two-hour workshop will help parents/guardians significantly improve their interactions and communication with their children and other youth. Attendees will gain an increased understanding of emotional and physical violence — especially relational aggression and cyber-bullying — and their impact on:
- learning/academic achievement, attendance and participation in school
- child/youth development
- school climate and security.
This workshop will equip parents/guardians with knowledge and skills to act effectively when they or their children witness or hear about mistreatment. Through a series of hands-on activities, parents will learn how to use proven communication skills and strategies to encourage their children to talk with them about mistreatment at school, and respond effectively.
Parents will also learn about an effective, youth-centered, school-based program called Safe School Ambassadors® and other ways they can work with school leaders to reduce mistreatment and improve school climate.
Workshop participants will:
- learn about the extent and cost of mistreatment, as well as efforts to address it • understand basic principles of child/youth development
- gain knowledge and skills for communicating and intervening effectively
- strengthen parent-child communication through “relational” power and skills
- practice skills and receive coaching and feedback.
Bullying Workshop: Knowledge and Tools for All Parents
- When: 5pm – 7pm Tuesday, Aug. 5
- Where: Larkin High School, 1475 Larkin Ave, Elgin, IL, United States (map)
- Description: Bullying Workshop: Knowledge and Tools for All Parents
SOURCE: School District U-46 website