Bullying Prevention Toolbox for youth workers

According to the 2018 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, bullying is defined as a pattern of behavior intended to cause physical or psychological harm, typically between children with unequal power. Bullying can include physical coercion, hostile teasing, emotional bullying or online harassment. In Indiana, 18.7% of high school students were bullied on school property in the past year and 15.7% were electronically bullied in the past year.

Children who are bullied tend to feel unhappy and lonely, have greater difficulty making friends, and are more likely to experience anxiety and depression. 

The community is invited to a lunch presentation  on Tuesday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salem-Washington County Senior Center that will introduce basic concepts and definitions around bullying behaviors. A free lunch will be provided.

It will address:

• signs that a child is being bullied;

• indicators that a child may be inclined to bully;

• impact on a child who is bullied; and

• communication skills that will help youth workers better relate to youth.

The speaker will be Linda Henderson, Community Relations Specialist, IU School of Public Health – Bloomington Linda is the Community Relations Specialist with the Office of Global and Community Health Partnerships. This office is part of the new IU School of Public Health –Bloomington. Linda’s background includes: Field Representative for Indiana Youth Institute promoting positive youth development; Community Development Specialist with the CSR program at Purdue University; and Prevention Specialist with the Indiana Prevention Resource Center. Henderson served in the Indiana General Assembly 1992-1994.

Youth First of Washington County is the community partner for this event.

RSVP via Washington County YWC, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/washington-county-youth-worker-cafe-registr.... If you have trouble with link, please go to www.iyi.org/ywc or email Debbie Jones at djones@iyi.org.

Attendees are invited to bring business cards and program or service information to share. Please also feel free to arrive early or stay after for additional networking time.


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