By CATAdvanced Cash

Stopping Bullying With Empathy

Bullying is one of the greatest challenges faced by youth, leading to unsafe schools, the marginalization of diverse students and suicide.  Punishing the students involved generally makes it worse. Experience the Solution Team® response to bullying, under which an educator brings together a team of students to solve a bullying situation.   Participate in creating a typical scenario and watch as we engage student empathy to end the bullying of one of their peers.  A doctoral study in 2010 showed that Solution Team resolves bullying situations in 80% to 90% of cases, making it one of the most effective anti-bullying interventions ever.

About the Workshop Leader:

Nicholas Carlisle, MFT is the executive director of No Bully, a San Francisco based 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of bringing innovative, long-term solutions to school bullying, harassment and violence. Having experienced firsthand the reality of bullying in the middle years at school, Nicholas is committed to creating school cultures where every child feels included and valued by their peers. Nicholas graduated from Oxford University, qualified as a lawyer with a human rights focus and was chairman of the non-profit section of Amnesty International in Britain. He researched with Professor Eric Rofes the effects of school bullying (published in 2007 in the Journal of Traumatology). Nicholas is a seasoned workshop leader, keynote speaker, conference presenter and commentator on school bullying for NPR and other radio stations across the country.