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April 10th-Wendy Craig Presentation: Bullying Prevention and Awareness

Wendy Craig Presentation: Bullying Prevention and Awareness
Monday April 10th @ 7:00pm in the Auditorium

Supporting Your Children’s Healthy Relationships Online and Offline

One of our jobs as parents is to support our children to learn positive ways of interacting on-and off-line, and to keep them safe.  Sometimes this process is not easy, especially when it comes to technology and online relationships.  Bullying is a destructive relationship problem that requires relationship solutions. Ongoing exposure to stressful relationships, such as bullying, and the stressful biological responses that they create places youth at risk for physical, mental, and social health problems.

This presentation will provide an overview of how to support our children and youth develop healthy relationships online and offline. Technology is here to stay, and while you may not know how to use all the apps your children use, you can be an effective parent in supporting them to have healthy relationships on and offline.

Presenter: Dr. Wendy Craig is an expert on bullying prevention and the promotion of healthy relationships.  As co-founder and co-Scientific Director of PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), she has transformed our understanding of bullying and effectively translated the science into evidence-based practise, intervention, and policy.

In recognition of her work, she has won numerous awards such as the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community Service, the Queen’s Excellence in Research Prize, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council Impact Partnership Award.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was recently awarded the Order of Ontario for her work on bullying.  She is a Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology.