Understanding School Bullying: A Deeper Look

indiana-youth-institute-logoAccording to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Indiana high school children are bullied on school property.

In hopes of combating bullying, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is hosting a forum on how to break the cycle of aggression through education, prevention and intervention.

This forum will feature Kim Harvey, president and CEO of Angels and Doves, a national recognized anti-bullying program. Participants will leave with an understanding of the four types of bullying. Harvey will discuss how to recognize bullying victims and how to understand the aggressive behavior of bullies. Attendees also will learn how to intervene and help both the bully and the victim.

The forum will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT on Oct. 22, at Healthy East Chicago, 100 W. Chicago Rd., East Chicago, 46312.

As part of IYI’s Youth Worker Café program, the forum is free and lunch will be served, but reservations are required by noon on Oct. 21. RSVP at www.iyi.org/YWC. Reservations may also be made by contacting IYI Statewide Outreach Manager Debbie Jones via phone at (317) 396-2723 or via email at djones@iyi.org.

Youth Worker Cafés are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit children. This Youth Worker Café is made possible by the collaborative efforts of Healthy East Chicago and IYI.

For more information, contact IYI Northwest Indiana Outreach Manager Stephen Gill at sgill@iyi.org.