What You Will Learn

Recent studies show that 1 in 5 girls fear being hurt or harassed at school. And girls are twice as likely as boys to be victims of long-term bullying – bullying that often begins as early as age 6, and can last for years. Girls tend to be more covert about their relational aggression, and sometimes approach bullying as “snipers in the night.” They use gossiping, rumoring, notes, texts, websites, social alliances and exclusions to subdue their victims. Girls tend to choose other girls as their targets, and their goal is often to hurt someone through damaging their sense of self-worth and their perception of how their peers value or devalue them. These two powerful webinars will help you understand the key issues underlying these kinds of cruelties from a girl’s perspective. Girls can move quickly between the roles of aggressor, target and victim. These research-based webinars will focus primarily on how to help the aggressor with specific prevention and intervention strategies. Attendees will be provided with helpful activities and handouts which they can use in their bullying programs.

Nationally recognized school counselor and speaker Diane Senn is the author of Bullying in the Girl’s World, and is known for her passion for helping elementary and middle-school children. She will discuss how girls from a young age thrive on their role and identity in their social world; yet it is this complex, social world of girls that can be the source of much pain. Name-calling, eye-rolling, excluding, teasing, bossing, spreading rumors, and threatening creates havoc in the young girl’s world. This webinar will review prevention and intervention strategies to help release elementary and middle-school aggressors from the Mean Girlz syndrome.

  • An Understanding of the Real Picture of the Younger Girl’s World
  • Mean Girlz and What’s behind the scenes – FIM (Factors, Influences, and Motivations)
  • Prevention is a Strategy
    • Providing a Map to Navigate the Girl’s World – Including Options to Being Mean
    • Problem-solving Strategies
    • Teach Younger Girls to Value Empathy and Other Character Traits
    • Teach 4 Steps to an Apology
    • Bring awareness to challenge the ‘accepted norm’
    • Activities:
      • “Does it Belong in Your Heart?”
      • “Bullying – Who Me?”
      • “Stand in Your Shoes”
      • “Friendship Ripple”
      • Bibliotherapy
  • Intervention – How We Can Help
    • Working With the Young Aggressor:
      • Reporting, Interviewing, Investigating
      • Stages of the Aggressor
      • Consequences
      • Accepting Responsibility
    • Activities:
      • “Tolerance/Diversity Assignment”
      • “Mirror of Me”
      • “What Are You Worth?”
      • “Secret Service”
      • “Behavior Change Contract”
      • Girl’s Group Activities: “Guilty of Excluding? Gossiping? Teasing? Bossing? Get the QF (Quick Fix)”
  • How Parents Can Help

You Will Also Receive

A PowerPoint™ presentation will accompany the live presentation. A copy of this presentation, along with handouts and additional resources, will be emailed to each registrant.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Diane Senn, Ed.S., NBCT progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
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Grade Levels: K-8

Grade Levels: K-8

Grade Levels: K-8

Grade Levels: K-8

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Diane Senn, Ed.S., NBCT
About the Presenter

Diane Senn has authored some of the best-selling materials for elementary counselors and other educators including Spectacular Guidance Activities for Kids, Bullying in the Girls World and Small Group Counseling for Children. Diane has provided keynote presentations and/or seminars for educators and other helping professionals across the U.S. Attendees rave about Diane's presentations, citing them as exceptionally practical and insightful. She continues to gain fresh practical insights from her work as a school counselor at the elementary/middle school level, where her developmental guidance program has been nationally recognized as an exemplary model. Diane's best-selling books include:

She is co-author of: