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Community Forum on Bullying and the Challenges of Power

Date: 10:00am - 1:00pm PST November 23, 2013 Location: Graduate Campus, South Chapel

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Graduate Campus, South Chapel

Bullying can threaten a child’s physical and emotional safety and can negatively impact their ability to learn at school. 

In this workshop, we will review the state and district level approaches to preventing and addressing bullying. We will also provide a particular example of a unique college/district partnership in which college professors, sixth grade teachers, and graduate students are involved in mentoring middle school students in mutually beneficial ways. 

Workshop participants will leave with a very specific and personal way of addressing bullying in daily living using strategic storytelling. 

Through the stories, participants will be able to address the more complex dynamics of bullying which include validating the anger response in seeking retaliation and desiring influence, challenging the fixed roles of the bully and target, and exploring a variety of powerful ways to support one another.

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Facilitators: Peter Mortola, Ph.D., Tod Sloan, Ph.D.

This workshop is free and open to the public, however advance registration is required. Please register using the link below if you will be attending.

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About the Facilitator

Peter Mortola is a professor of counseling psychology and coordinator of the school psychology program at Lewis & Clark. He specializes in school psychology, narrative approaches to understanding children’s problems, Gestalt theory, child development, and developmentally appropriate methods of child and adolescent counselor education.

Tod Sloan is a professor of counseling psychology at Lewis & Clark. He specializes in community psychology and dialogue practices leading to deeper understanding and democracy. He is the author of Damaged Life: The Crisis of the Modern Psyche.

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