Workshops for Parents & Caregivers
Parents and other caregivers in the lives of youth care deeply about their social and emotional health and ways that bullying may be affecting their lives. Be SAFE parent-caregiver workshops are designed to help these adults learn more about the presence and impacts of bullying, as well as specific strategies they can use for supporting their children. This series of two-hour workshops features the following topics:
- An Introduction to Bullying Prevention: Participants explore attitudes and beliefs about bullying behaviors, with a focus on examining these issues through the lens of differences. They also learn about key strategies for addressing these issues, along with helpful programs and resources that are available.
- Moving from Bystanders to Allies: Participants explore reasons why young people and adults may be “passive bystanders” who don’t try to interrupt bullying behaviors or follow up with those involved in helpful ways. They identify and practice skills they (and their children) can put to work to be an ally for people who are bullied and a positive resource and influence for people who are carrying out bullying behaviors.
- Keeping Our Kids Safe: Participants explore who is most at risk of being targeted by bullying behaviors and ways to help young people make a safety plan. They also learn ways to help kids connect with their emotional resiliency and develop assertive communication skills that can help with bullying situations.
More information about dates and locations for Be SAFE parent-caregiver workshops can be found on the MSU Extension events page.