Most programs to prevent bullying focus on middle school or high school. But by then, the processes and behaviors that cause bullying are already deeply embedded – and hard to correct.
Hanna Perkins psychoanalyst Victoria Todd, LISW-S, has been working with preschool children to identify early warning signs of bullying, and help the children who exhibit them.
“These behaviors are typical in the emotional development of children at this age,” Todd said. “But they indicate a need for intervention. With proper guidance, children who act in a way that’s hurtful to others readily learn more effective ways to express themselves. They don’t grow into bullies.”
Todd’s program will be the focus of a free webcast hosted by Hanna Perkins from 1-2:30 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, May 14. To register at no cost, click the registration button below.
It’s Never Too Early: Intervention for Tomorrow’s Bullies Today
Helping children express mad feelings without hurting others
- 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
1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 14 – live on your computer.
All you need is a free registration and an internet connection.
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
Registered participants will receive 1.5 Step Up To Quality-approved training hours.
- Victoria Todd, LISW-S, Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst
- Ruth L. Hall, M.A., Child Psychoanalyst
Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation, timely reminder notifications, and instructions to access the event.
“We hope preschool teachers and child care workers will attend, because they observe the children in action, and they are in a good position to provide the kind of helpful intervention that’s needed,” said Pam Millar, Associate Director of Community Engagement & School Programs at Hanna Perkins. “We were mindful in scheduling this of the daily cycle for teachers and child care workers, and hope to make it convenient for them to attend.”
This event is made possible through generous support from Globalcast MD, a production company that specializes in live, Internet-based broadcasts that actively engage and promote interactions among professional communities. With the technology to help facilitate real-time discussions between experts and participants, GlobalCastMD’s live events allow the professional community to stay abreast of the latest innovations and trends as well as to share valuable insights from their own experiences and practices.
Illustration by Victoria Todd for the Mad versus Mean curriculum