Bullying and Its Implications for Social Work Practice

Description and Objectives

Bullying is a detrimental social problem facing children and adolescents worldwide. Social work practitioners working across child serving systems (e.g., schools, children’s mental health, child welfare) will likely encounter youth who are involved in bullying, either as perpetrators or victims. This workshop will define bullying, including its forms and functions, and propose assessment and intervention strategies that practitioners can use to offset the negative developmental outcomes that often result for the youth involved.

  • Participants will increase their knowledge of the forms, functions, and consequences of bullying.
  • Participants will increase their understanding of appropriate assessment, prevention, and intervention strategies.

Presenter Information

Anne Williford, PhD

Dr. Williford received her doctorate in Social Work from the University of Denver. Her research interests include understanding characteristics associated with bullying and peer victimization among children and adolescents, and identifying strategies to prevent such behaviors in school settings. Her dissertation research focused on identifying correlates of physical and relational aggression and victimization among girls in middle school. Dr. Williford received her MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and worked as a clinical and community level social worker with diverse populations, including children and adults with developmental disabilities, adults with mental illness and chemical dependency, and children and youth participating in primary prevention programs. Her teaching interests include community and organizational practice, advanced advocacy practice, social work practice with aggressive and anti-social youth, and research methods.

Date and Location

January 29, 2016
8:30-9:30 am
University of Kansas Student Union, Alderson Room

CEU Documentation

Bullying Objectives, Agenda, and Evaluation (pdf)

*KU School of Social Welfare is an approved CEU provider for Kansas Behavioral Sciences and Regulatory Board. However, the final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with each professional state licensing board. Therefore, if you have questions regarding CEUs, please check with the appropriate state licensing board.

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