Supporting Family Peer Advocacy: In Response to Bullying
When: Thursday, June 8 - 12:00 PM
Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes
Bullying can have a lasting impact on everyone involved: the person being bullied; bystanders who witness bullying; and the person who bullies others. The effects of bullying can also be long-lasting and is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide.
This webinar will look at the challenges facing parents and caregivers whose children experience bullying. It will also provide strategies to youth, parents, and caregivers navigating systems that provide support to youth and young adults who are experiencing bullying in the school setting. Presented by a caregiver, Ms. Nicole Pratt, with young people in the school system and identified mental health needs, this webinar will speak to Family Peer Advocates and others in a variety of ways.
Attention Family Peer Advocates! 1.5 hours of continuing education available for attending the webinar.
About the Presenter
Nicole Pratt, BS Psychology, Mental Health Facilitator, works for The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network. Nicole is the Project Director on the Leaders Empowered as Advocates with Dignity project coordinating trainings and support for women around healthcare messaging. At SPAN she is a Trainer educating parents and professionals, which include teachers, administration, and community organizations on an array of education along with health topics across New Jersey and nationally.
Nicole Pratt is a single working mom of two young adults who both have special healthcare needs. Nicole is a strong advocate for both her children and for other families who struggle to obtain appropriate education support and healthcare services for their children. Nicole sits on several New Jersey State, national, and local parent-leader advisory committees and boards that support and empower families and children.