Columbia Intermediate School News

Bullying Parent Training Offered This Week

Posted on: November 16, 2015

On Wednesday, November 18, child and adolescent therapist Jim Bisenius, will be in the district to address the issue of bullying.  His program, Bully-Proofing Youth, is a practical and effective bullying prevention program designed for students grades 1-12.  It teaches what the students who target look for in those they pick on and how to stop giving those reactions.

Mr. Bisenius will be presenting his program to 5-8th grade students and doing an in-service for the KJH and CIS Staff. The staff workshop will increase awareness of the underlying causes of bully and victim behavior and prepares teachers and administrators to handle situations without making them worse.   In addition, staff will learn methods of restructuring and remapping classrooms and buses.

He will offer a Parent Training for parents of children in grades 5-12 on Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the KJH Multipurpose Room.  This presentation will arm parents with strategies and tactics for helping your youth avoid being a target and disarming those that bully. It is preferred that students NOT attend this session.