Bully Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies to Protect Student-Athletes and Students
by Dorothy Espelage
Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., is a Professor of Child Development and Associate Chair in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is a University Scholar and has fellow status in Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Espelage has appeared on many television news and talk shows, including The Today Show, CNN, CBS Evening News, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Anderson; she has been quoted in the national print press, including Time Magazine, USA Today, and People magazine. She is co-editor of four published books including Bullying in North American Schools: A Social-Ecological Perspective on Prevention and Intervention and International Handbook of Bullying. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. She has presented thousands of workshops and in-service training seminars for teachers, administrators, counselors, and social workers across the U.S.
She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University in 1997. She has conducted research on bullying for 18 years and more recently has examined correlates of sexual harassment, dating violence, and homophobic teasing. As a result, she presents regularly at regional, national, and international conferences and is author on over 90 professional publications.
Her research focuses on translating empirical findings into prevention and intervention programming. She is currently funded by the CDC and is conducting a randomized clinical trial of a bullying prevention program in 36 middle schools. She authored a 2011 White House Brief on bullying among LGBTQ youth and attended the White House Conference. She is also funded by National Science Foundation to develop better methods to assess bullying among adolescents.
We’ve read the articles, seen the news stories, and perhaps even experienced the situation first hand: A child or young adult repeatedly bullied, teased, mocked, harassed reaches a breaking point and lashes out at the perpetrators or turns the aggression on him or herself. Many others live with the pain silently into adulthood, affecting every facet of their lives.
This free webinar “Bully Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies to Protect Student-Athletes and Students,” led by renowned expert Dr. Dorothy Espelage of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, exposes high school athletic directors, principals, coaches, teachers, youth sport coaches and administrators, and parents to the problem and provides participants with action-steps for preventing and responding to incidents of bullying.
Just some of the topics covered in this hour-long webinar:
What is bullying, and how prevalent is it?
Bullying forms (physical, verbal, social, sexual, hazing) and various contexts (school, sports, community, social media/text messaging/electronic)
About the ASEP Successful Coaching Webinar Series The ASEP Successful Coaching Webinar Series is brought to you by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) and Clell Wade Coaches Directory. Through these free webinars, it’s our aim to provide athletic administrators, principals, coaches, trainers, athletes, and parents with quality content on relevant topics with practical application in their everyday lives and responsibilities.
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