Colloquium Series

Targeting Persistent Cases of Bullying with Network Diagnostics

Portrait of Gijs Huitsing, PhD.

Gijs Huitsing, PhD
Assistant Professor | Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2020 Alberti Center Early Career Award Recipient

  • Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
  • Location: Online via Zoom (a link will be sent closer to event)

The ultimate goal of anti-bullying researchers and practitioners is using knowledge on bullying and its underlying mechanisms to further reduce bullying substantially.

In facilitating this task, three learning objectives were developed for this colloquium:

  • The first is to understand why continued support is necessary for persistent victims at schools that implement successful anti-bullying interventions. In addition, insights into the importance of cost-benefit analyses of anti-bullying interventions that can facilitate policy-makers in deciding what interventions to support will be shared.
  • The second learning objective is being able to reflect on specific bullying cases from a social network perspective. This relational perspective on behavior is invaluable for understanding the broader group processes that facilitate bullying.
  • The third learning objective will be the understanding of the importance of a systematic application of social (network) diagnostics to facilitate teachers to recognize and tackle victimization, and to help them translate these diagnostics into actions.

Continuing professional development (CPD) credit is available, approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).