All About Bullies and Bullyproofing
School violence, shootings, playground and neighborhood attacks, and cyber-bullying are very real threats for today’s children. A sense of personal safety is basic to emotional health and essential for a child’s happiness and success at school and within the community. It is sabotaged whenever bullying occurs. Waiting for the police to solve everything isn’t the answer. There many steps concerned parents and school personnel, as well as victimized children themselves, can take to minimize the risk of bullying.
Drawing on his over 45 years of practice as a family therapist specializing in ADHD and at-risk children and teens, Dr. John F. Taylor has become a renowned author and premiere authority on child-rearing and family life. Children and teens with ADHD are over-represented as both victims and perpetrators of bullying. His rich clinical practice has been the basis for his refining of sensible, teachable methods to resolve “both sides” of bullying: guiding children and teens to attain emotional safety through assertion skills that prevent victimization, as well as improving self-control, conscience, and anger management skills to decrease motives for bullying among troubled youth.
In this comprehensive and reassuring survey of strategies, he shares the numerous ways a parent can help equip ANY child or teen with REAL ANSWERS to the threat of being bullied, whether those threats come in person, at school, in public or play settings, or through digital means. Dr. Taylor’s suggestions are safe and sane, powerful, effective, and easy to accomplish, regardless of the child’s or teen’s psychiatric status. This webinar also provides an excellent idea bank for professionals involved with preventing bullying or helping child victims and their parents in the healing process.
This webinar will equip you to help any potential child or teen victim:
- Recognize all types of bullying
- Get help from adults and peers
- Know how to sidetrack a potential bully
- Identify risk factors of becoming a target
- List social assertion skills to ward off potential bullies
- Know what NOT to do at a potential bullying moment
- and much, much more….
John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a clinical specialist and a nationally-known author and speaker. Dr. Taylor has treated hundreds of children and adolescents who were displaying misbehavior at all levels of psychopathology.
The author and producer of over 200 professional journal articles, newspaper and journal columns, books, video DVDs, audio CDs and booklets, Dr. Taylor is perhaps best known for his landmark parent-teacher-counselor guidebook ”Helping Your ADD Child,” his best-selling “The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD.” and his definitive parenting guidebook about oppositional and defiant children and teens “From Defiance to Cooperation.”
His publications for professionals have included numerous articles in professional journals, and books including “Diagnostic Interviewing of the Misbehaving Child,” “Understanding Misbehavior,” and “Anger Control Training for Children and Teens.” Dr. Taylor has been a psychology instructor at UT-Chattanooga and two community colleges. He has presented seminars to clinicians, therapists, teachers and parents nationwide.