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The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

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July 19th 2016:Culture, Power and the Social Dynamics of Bullying: Our Role in Prevention and Intervention

Shoving, kicking, name calling, threats and internet gossip are all types of bullying children experience every day. One in three students in the United States say they have been bullied at school. Over 80% of people witness a bullying episode, but less than 20% intervene. Bullying can happen in any number of places, contexts and locations. The emotional and psychological impact is significant. What can you do to prevent bullying, provide intervention as a bystander and help to support targets of bullying? This week’s show will highlight research by the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse and Pr

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Amanda Nickerson, Ph.D., NCS

Amanda Nickerson is a professor of school psychology and director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York. Her research focuses on school violence and bullying, and the critical role of family and peers in preventing violence and building social-emotional strengths of youth. Dr. Nickerson has published more than 70 journal articles, written 4 books, and conducted over 250 professional presentations. She is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and fellow of the American Psychological Association. She serves on multiple editorial boards, such as School Psychology Review & Journal of School Psy
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