12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
55 Whitney Avenue, Room 369
The presentation will focus on bullying among children and adolescents. Emphasis will be given to the adverse consequences that bullying has on children, whether they are bullies, victims, or bystanders. These consequences can include short- and long-term mental and physical health problems. Challenges in recognizing bullying for parents, teachers, and school administrators are also discussed. Finally, commonly used interventions to stop and prevent bullying (that are ineffective) and less commonly but available and effective interventions also will be highlighted. A significant portion of the time will be allocated for comments and discussion.
Alan E. Kazdin, PhD is Sterling Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale University. At Yale, he has been Chairman of the Psychology Department, Director of the Child Study Center at the School of Medicine, and Chair of the Publications Committee of the Yale University Press. His 750+ publications include 50 books that focus on parenting and child rearing, psychosocial interventions, interpersonal violence, and research methodology. His parenting work has been featured on NPR, PBS, BBC, CNN, Good Morning America, 20/20, Dr. Phil, and the Today Show. In 2008, he was President of the American Psychological Association.