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November 2, 2009    
How to Assess Bullying and Peer Conflict and Promote Positive Conflict Resolution

Twenty-four percent of parents report that their child bullies or is cruel to other children at least some of the time, and 35 percent of parents report that they are concerned about their child being bullied at school, according to the National Survey of Children's Health.  Two new Child Trends briefs help youth program providers identify peer conflict and bullying and promote positive peer conflict resolution techniques.

Assessing Bullying: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners
This brief provides information on who is most likely to be a bully or victim, how to know when conflict has turned into bullying, and ways to reduce bullying.  It includes specific questions to assess students' tendencies to bully others, to be victimized by bullying, and to be pro-social and help others.
Assessing Peer Conflict and Aggressive Behaviors: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners
This brief defines peer conflict, how it differs by age and gender, what factors are associated with youth who engage in aggressive behaviors, and ways to reduce peer conflict.  It includes specific questions to assess the prevalence of aggressive behaviors and peer conflict among students. 
Free Webinar on Reducing Summer Learning Loss, November 4, 2009
The Wallace Foundation and the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families of the National League of Cities present a webinar on "Reducing Summer Learning Loss: Implementing Successful Programs".  Child Trends Research Scientist Mary Terzian, Ph.D., M.S.W., will discuss the findings of a Child Trends
white paper commissioned by The Wallace Foundation.  Other speakers include National Summer Learning Association CEO Ron Fairchild, as well as two officials working with their mayors to solve the problem in their cities.  
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST