FPY 2013 Bullying and Violence Prevention Symposium
150 people attended the 2013 Bullying and Violence Prevention Symposium on Wednesday, November 13th. FPY is so grateful to Dr. Southam-Gerow, all of the presenters, volunteers, staff, and board members who worked together to make this event a success. Photos and the presentations will be posted here soon.
Violence by and among youth is caused by a complex array of factors. To understand why youth can be aggressive, we must delve deeper into the social and environmental factors that influence their behavior, and commit to giving youth practical skills to understand and manage their own emotions and behavior.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Southam-Gerow, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at VCU, and author of Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents, will present research on emotional regulation difficulties and evidence-based therapies.
Panel Discussion: How does trauma affect emotional regulation abilities and increase conflict, and how we can effectively train our youth to understand and manage their emotions to reduce conflict and aggression? Panelists represent a variety of perspectives, including conflict resolution, restorative justice, trauma-informed care, family dynamics, and special populations.
Updates: Where are we now with community-wide bullying and violence prevention initiatives? Where are we going?
This event was free to the public, thanks to our generous sponsors, including Ed Rice and the Morrison Foerster Foundation.