5th Annual Girl Bullying & other forms of relational Aggression National Confernece (Girl Bullying Confer)
Venue: Las Vegas Hilton
|Event Date/Time: Jun 30, 2011||End Date/Time: Jul 02, 2011|
|Registration Date: Jun 30, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2011|
Relational Aggression (RA), in particular girl bullying, is being recognized by educators, mental health workers, and professionals who work with and/or conduct research with young people, as a major, growing concern. The effects of this and other kinds of bullying on children and adolescents can result in low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-injury, violence and difficulties in personally relating with other people.
Girls who bully others are in need of insightful interventions that will help them learn other, more appropriate ways to become empowered. Without such help, these girls are likely to continue to be cruel and disruptive, and may eventually develop even more severe problems. These girls, as well as the victims and bystanders of RA, need to learn appropriate ways of conflict resolution, empathy, assertiveness & other personal/social effectiveness insights and skills. We support personal strength-based approaches to helping girls, as well as boys.
This conference will provide attendees with research findings, insights, practical strategies, programs and resources related to bullying with a primary focus on relational aggression in girls. We do not endorse merely one particular program or approach to address RA. Instead, we actively seek programs that, together, will offer conference attendees a wide-variety of best-practices, research findings, and practical resources of the highest quality.