Bullies: Their Making and Unmaking


Date: October 9, 2014

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

Once we understand how bullies are made, our attempts to unmake them can be more effective and long lasting. Most prevailing approaches to this problem assume that bullying is either learned behaviour or the result of a failure to acquire social skills. This presentation will dissect the bully syndrome to reveal its deep instinctive roots in the dynamics of attachment and vulnerability. This understanding will then inform interventions that are more likely to be successful.

Presenter: Eva de Gosztonyi

Eva de Gosztonyi, M.A., is a psychologist who has worked for 40 years in schools across Canada. She is the Co-ordinator of the Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management, a support to the English School Boards of Quebec, helping them to provide effective interventions for students with behavioural challenges. Eva bases her interventions on current brain research and practices that are congruent with the Neufeld attachment-based developmental paradigm.

Style of Event: webcast

Target Audience: all levels: teachers, administrators,

Maximum 30 participants

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About Susan van Gelder

Susan has over 20 years experience in the classroom at the elementary level, first as a homeroom teacher and later as an ICT teacher. She has presented sessions and workshops at a number of conferences, both in Canada and the U.S. Her work with LEARN is directed towards providing materials for teachers and consultants to help with powerful ways of using technology to improve communication and learning. She wrote her first blog post in 2005.
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