Practical Social-Emotional Learning Strategies to Reduce Adolescent Bullying
Presenter: Matt Pearsall

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Bullying is a pervasive problem among adolescents, but many of the most successful prevention strategies used with younger children just don't work with tweens and teens. Don't despair! In this webinar we will explore what bullying looks like among adolescents and how a focus on social-emotional learning creates a safe and supportive environment, builds strong adult-adolescent relationships, and reduces online and real-world bullying and conflict.

Matt Pearsall
Matt Pearsall is a Community Manager for Committee for Children, where he designs research-based Second Step social-emotional learning curricula. Previously, he taught language arts and social studies at a very diverse, low-SES high school outside Seattle, WA. Previous to that, he performed interactive sword-fighting/medieval history shows in middle schools throughout the Chicago area. He graduated from Seattle University with an MAT in secondary education.

Committee for Children and Second Step
Committee for Children is on a mission to ensure children everywhere can thrive. Since 1979, we've championed the cause of educating the whole child through advocacy, leadership in the field, and social-emotional learning (SEL) and child safety programs. Today, our programs reach over 14 million children in more than 70 countries worldwide. Our flagship Second Step program is rooted in social-emotional learning and helps transform schools into supportive and successful learning environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive. More than just a classroom curriculum, Second Step takes a holistic approach to creating a more empathetic society by providing parents, education professionals, and the larger community with tools to help them take an active role in the social-emotional growth and safety of today's youth. The results are real and palpable. It's a difference you can feel the moment you walk through the doors of a Second Step school—a sense of safety and respect grounded in the social-emotional health and well-being of the entire school community. Learn more at SecondStep.org.

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