Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Webinar: Connections Between Bullying and Other Types of Violence

Thursday, March 26, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 pm

About the Webinar:

The Children's Safety Network invites you to the first in a series of webinars on the issue of bullying awareness, response, and prevention based on the "Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth Across the Lifecourse" workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) in April 2014. This first webinar in our series is entitled "The Connections between Bullying and Family Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Dating Violence" and explores youth aggression and bullying, sexual harassment, and dating violence which are widespread public health concerns. During the webinar, Dr. Dorothy Espelage will describe the longitudinal study she and her colleagues conducted, which examined the impact of family abuse and conflict, anger, self-reported delinquency, alcohol use, and peer delinquency on the development of bullying perpetration, sexual harassment perpetration, and teen dating violence perpetration among a large sample of early adolescents. Dr. Espelage will discuss the findings from this study, drawing out important overlaps between bullying, family violence, sexual harassment, and dating violence, and the implications these overlaps have for designing and implementing interventions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the ways in which bullying and family violence, sexual harassment, and dating violence interrelate
  • Understand other predictors and risk factors for bullying and how it varies by age group, gender, and race/ethnicity
  • Clarify the factors that must be taken into consideration in designing and implementing effective bullying prevention interventions

This webinar series is being conducted in conjunction with a series of blogs that will appear on the website. To read the blogs, visit: