International Bullying Prevention Conference
D1. Using the Lens of Trauma to Understand the Effects of Bullying

, Consultant, Student Safety and Well-Being

The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children describes “trauma” as any real or perceived experience that leaves people feeling hopeless, helpless, and fearing for their life/survival, their safety. Using that definition, bullying is a traumatic experience; therefore, we must use trauma-informed interventions with those involved in a bullying incident. In this session participants will explore the concept of trauma, learning how to intervene with those traumatized by a bullying incident.