Bullying expert to speak in St. CloudResource Training and Solutions and the Diocese of Saint Cloud have partnered to bring speaker Barbara Coloroso to the St. Cloud Civic Center (River’s Edge) on September 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to present “Bullying - Breaking the Cycle of Violence.”
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
Resource Training and Solutions and the Diocese of Saint Cloud have partnered to bring speaker Barbara Coloroso to the St. Cloud Civic Center (River’s Edge) on September 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to present “Bullying - Breaking the Cycle of Violence.”
The event is geared toward high school students, parents, teachers and the community at large. Coloroso will address the issue of bullying and explain how breaking the cycle of violence involves more than identifying and stopping the bully. Attendees will learn how to:
--Examine why and how a child becomes a bully and/or the target.
--Discover the role the bystanders play.
--Realize the deadly combination of a bully, a bullied child, and the bystanders and adults who see bullying as teasing, not tormenting.
--Teach the tools needed to handle conflicts without violence.
Coloroso is an international bestselling author and for the past 38 years an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution and restorative justice. She has received significant national and international media coverage on it.
Her parenting and teaching strategies were developed through her years of training in sociology, special education, and philosophy, as well as field-tested through her experiences as a classroom teacher, laboratory school instructor, university instructor, seminar leader, volunteer in Rwanda, and mother of three grown children.
She is the author of four international bestsellers: Kids are worth it! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline; Parenting Through Crisis—Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change; The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander—From Pre-School to High School, How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence; and Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right—From Toddlers to Teens, Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically. Barbara’s latest book is Extraordinary Evil: A Brief History of Genocide…and Why it Matters. She also has two critically acclaimed video programs Winning at Parenting...without beating your kids and Winning at Teaching...without beating your kids.
Registration is available online at http://www.resourcetraining.com/Event/10270. Attendees also can register at the door the evening of the event. Cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the door.
Sponsors for this evening event include: CentraCare Health Foundation, Spirit 92.9 Radio, City of St. Cloud, Bernick's Beverages, Central MN Community Foundation, Central MN Women Magazine, City of Sartell, City of Waite Park, Cold Spring Bakery, Walden University, and FirstLight Health System.