Strategies for Changing Bullying Behaviors

parent/educator workshop

As the first workshop in its series, “Teens Today,” Mental Health America of the Heartland will play host to “Strategies for Changing Bullying Behaviors” from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 21. The speaker for the workshop will be Randy Wiler, who has worked in law enforcement for 34 years and previously served as chief of police for the Marysville Police Department. Wiler is now the director of the Kansas Bullying Prevention Program and the founding vice-president of the International Bullying Prevention Association. Workshop objectives will include recognizing bully/victim violence and bullying tendencies; gaining awareness of the attitudes of children who bully and insight into bully/victim violence; exploring intervention and interview methods; and developing strategies to empower, redirect and change bullying behaviors. Registration is $35 and can be done before Nov. 11 by contacting Amy Copeland at 913-281-2221, ext. 110, or at acopeland@mhah.org. Participants will receive a certificate for three credit hours of continuing education units. The workshop will be at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.

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