Bullying is often associated with children and schools; however, bullying can happen anywhere, anytime and can take many different forms. You won’t want to miss “A Seminar on Bullying” presented by Dr. Chris Cortman and Dr. Harold Shinitzky on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in Waldemere Auditorium at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
The seminar is free to the community and only a $10 fee for the professionals who seek continuing education credits.
The presenters will share current data on the prevalence and impact of bullying in American society, including schools, the workplace and in cyberspace. They will provide evidence-based research on prevention and treatment of bullying in all facets of life.
Bullying can be physical or psychological. It’s abusive, intimidating and mean, and it attempts to control another individual. It can result in diminishing self-confidence and isolation and helplessness. To counteract bullying behavior in our society, we will need to learn more about prevention and the notion of civility. As a society, we can develop a different mindset that rejects this bad behavior and fosters kindness and respect and honors differences. If you would like to attend this free community event, please call (941)953-3477 to reserve your place or visit www.mhcci.com.