Daila Boufford 
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Victims, Bullies, Bystanders and Their Families:  The Unique Role for Family and Consumer Sciences in the
Bullying Epidemic

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You’ve seen news reports on what happens to victims of bullying…
Depression. Academic failure. Violent outbursts. Teen suicide.

But there are consequences for all—bystanders, bullies, victims, families. Bullying is not only a school problem—it is a societal issue that needs more foot soldiers…and a family-oriented strategy. Family and consumer sciences professionals are uniquely positioned to help individuals, families, schools, and communities to address it. No other profession can connect the dots and bring everyone together in this critical effort the way that FCS can.

Here are the sobering statistics:

  • 28% of students are bullied at school.
  • 35% of employees are bullied at work.
  • 90% of LGBTQ individuals are bullied at school.

Bullying typically affects kids ages 9-18. It starts in elementary grades, peaks in middle school, and continues in high school. Kids who bully in school may eventually bully at work. 

What are the warning signs?
How can you help?

Learn how bullying can be identified, addressed, and prevented at this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

Victims, Bullies, Bystanders and their Families:
The Unique Role for Family and Consumer Sciences in the Bullying Epidemic

Presented by Lorna Browne, PhD

Archived Recording:  90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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In 90 minutes, you will learn and discuss how to: 

  • Identify forms of bullying and anticipate scenarios where bullying might occur (physical, verbal, emotional, social, and cyber).
  • Explore ways to address bullying as it impacts not only victims, but also bystanders, bullies, and their families.
  • Introduce “no-bullying” contracts for families to use with their children (sample contracts provided for download).
  • Research the scope of bullying in your classroom, school, or community.
  • Locate and use Internet, community, legislative and other resources such as online bullying quizzes to help individuals and families address bullying in all forms.
  • Participate in various national bullying initiatives and programs.

Stop bullying in its tracks….before it advances into the workplace! 

Learn strategies that you can put into action right after the webinar—and use to help others in your classrooms, communities, families, and special programs. Plus, discover how to plan bullying related service-learning activities.

Be among the first to hear about the very latest data gathered by the presenter for a just-completed research project: Lorna Browne, PhD, developed this presentation as a result of research she conducted for Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, in preparation for a service-learning initiative on bullying introduced at the organization’s biennial meeting in August 2012.

About the Presenter:
LornaDr. Browne has presented research-based FCS topics at numerous AAFCS Conferences since 1998.  She has also made presentations at anAERA Conference, a Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice Conference, and has presented at many Maryland Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conferences. She holds a PhD in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park, and earned her B.A. and M.A. in Home Economics from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.


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