NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today

This blog focuses on discussion regarding the course NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today.

How to Stop Bullying with Stan Davis


Parenting Skills: NP0019 – Session 4

Bullying has fallen more and more into the media spotlight lately. Is it that kids are becoming more aggressive? Or are we just paying more attention to this phenomenon? Is it the new forums available for these kinds of behavior—21st-century technologies that can make it easier to kids to bully? How can therapists, parents, and schools help the child who’s being bullied? Learn with Stan Davis, the co-leader of the Youth Voice Research Project, about how to focus on resilience in the child who’s being bullied and to help strengthen their support communities, in addition to working to stop the bullying behaviors.

After you hear this presentation, please take a few minutes to comment about what you found most interesting or relevant, to ask any questions you have of the presenter or your colleagues, or to share any experiences. As always, if you ever have any technical questions, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org and our Support Team will help you.

05.23.2012   Posted In: NP0019 Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • Not available avatar Matthew Gittleman 05.23.2012 12:14
    Hi Stan: My daughter attends public schools in Seattle. While in the 4th grade, she was approached to be in a program called, "Natural Helpers." She spent a week with trained counselors on how to recognize bullying, how to intervene, and how to provide peer support. It's a wonderful idea that she has carried into Middle School. It would be great if all schools could have a mandated one week program to go over the precepts of Natural Helpers.
  • Not available avatar Peggy Grose 05.23.2012 13:17
    Hi,Stan. I enjoyed your presentation and I believe you'll appreciate this story: Our third son, Daniel, was in special education through elementary school, then went into a regular program at junior hi. He was a very good-looking kid, a natural athelete and musician. Yet, he could be intimidated. When he started school that fall, his locker was next to that of a great big Black kid. Now, Daniel had had plenty of positive experiences with minorities (That's story in itself.) so tha race was not the issue for Daniel. The big kid simply enjoyed bullying and threatening Daniel. One Sunday evening, he told his father and me that he didn't want to go to school anymore because of this bully. That evening, we roleplayed a solution, preparing him to deal with this himself. I couldn't wait for him to get home that afternoon and report the outcome of the "intervention." Alas, the other boy was absent, but he was present the next day. This is what Daniel reported, "Well, I just stood up straight and looked straight in the eye and said, "Huh, have you been drinking again?" The bully just laughed and never bothered him again.
    Peggy Grose, Austin, Texas
  • Not available avatar Sandra 05.25.2012 12:32
    According to your post, this bullying was seen as racial to your child. That is commendable. However, identification of the child as being Black doesn't seem necessary to tell this story. It seems there is a need for you to reexamine your beliefs and possible impact on your child. As noted in the webinar, parent beliefs greatly influence the child, including their resiliency. Support "inclusive and supportive behavior (and perceptions amongst kids.
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