On Thursday, August 24, Waggoner Road Middle School and Waggoner Road Junior High will host nationally recognized child and adolescent therapist Jim Bisenius. During the day, Mr. Bisenius will train staff and students in a program called Bully-Proofing Youth.
Our parent community is invited to attend a Parent Workshop from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
The parent anti-bullying training will cover exactly how to teach a child to respond to verbal bullying, physical bullying, social bullying, and group manipulation. They will also learn what to do and what never to do if their child comes to them and reports that they are being targeted.
Parents will walk away with concrete tools that they can immediately implement and help their child master in order to eliminate bullying from his or her life. Participants will learn specifically how “popular” bullies isolate, control and manipulate their peers. Then they will learn exactly what steps they and their son or daughter must take to stop the dance. In addition, parents will be able to use all of these techniques in their own life to deal with controlling or intimidating adults. Also parents will be taught how to work with instead of against schools to help support and empower their child.
To make this event easier to attend, Food Trucks will be available at Waggoner before the workshop! More details to come!