Suzanne on bullying at SB Cottage Hospital 12/10/14

Wednesday, December 10, 12:00 noon to 1:30 PMm
Burtness Auditorium, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Healthcare invites you to attend its December 2014 presentation for the healthcare community.
Free of charge for CHS Employees and professionals affiliated to Cottage Health System. Others: $15 unit. See below for details.
No RSVP or advance registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, December 10, 2014
Suzanne Peck, Producer, Author and Educator
Groundbreaking new research on the impact of bullying on mental and physical health reinforces the importance of intervening early, addressing persistent effects, and teaching children skills to cope with future bullying. [Pediatrics, Peer Victimization in 5th Grade and Health in 10th Grade, March 2014]. This presentation will use film clips and best practice examples to illuminate research-based strategies to deal with bullying:
Prevention: Take a proactive approach, with respect as the foundation. With this approach, healthcare providers can coach clients how to deal with bullying before it happens or escalates. Create a toolkit of choices to use in tough situations when it can be hard to think straight.
Communication: Assess how things are going at school and at play. Most children do not tell an adult when they are bullied, so know the signs for the 4 most common types of bullying. What to watch for and what to do about: verbal bullying, physical bullying, relational bullying, cyberbullying.
Action: Encourage clients to be an upstander. Provide support for parents/clients to be proactive to work with school and community resources. A bullying incident can be used as a trigger to build social and emotional skills: self-awareness, self-management, resilience, social agility and responsible decision-making.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
· Explain the impact of bullying on physical and psychological health.
· Recognize the 4 types of bullying and ways to prevent and respond to each type.
· Identify strategies to intervene to reverse the downward health trajectory experienced by youth who are repeated targets.
· Explain the importance of collaboration between health care providers, schools, parents and children to build a safe community.
Suzanne Peck is an award-winning filmmaker, author and educator. Her new film, STAND TALL: Lessons That Teach Respect and Prevent Bullying, is in use by school districts, parents and communities across the country. Students learn the skills needed to speak up in safe, constructive ways. Previous films include I’m In Charge, a best-selling educational program for healthcare consumers; and Expect the Best, a best-practice guide to healthcare, childcare and employee benefits.
Suzanne’s experience includes two decades as a partner and business leader for a major global consulting firm with a specialty in diversity and inclusion, preventing harassment, and communication effectiveness. Her clients include Disney, GE, McDonald’s, University of Chicago Hospitals & Health System.
Suzanne is a Santa Barbara County Commissioner, representing the 2nd District on the Commission for Women, to promote the health and well-being of women and families.
Physicians: Please note that due to changes in the 2013 requirements to qualify for CME’s, Psychiatric Grand Rounds is no longer able to offer CME’s.
Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of CE credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 741) and Provider approved for 1 contact hour for RNs by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #00252), through the Education Department, Cottage Health System.
Free of charge for CHS Employees and professionals affiliated to Cottage Health System. Others: $15 unit.
Grand Rounds will take place in Burtness Auditorium, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - A buffet lunch and beverages will be provided. No RSVP or advance registration is required.

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