This day introduces a range of techniques and approaches to deliver the best of anti-bullying practice including Draw and Write technique and an overview of what children and adolescence have to say about bullying and being bullied. To assist in policy review, it will consider the pros and cons of the various approaches to managing bullying, and in particular, the role of the bystander and how powerful empathic interventions can be for both the bullied and bullying child. These include the No Blame approach, Massage in Schools and Circle of Friends. It will provide opportunity for facilitation practice, using the arts to help understand feelings of the bullied or bullying child and conclude with the use of children's literature to assist in exploring such a sensitive issue in young people's lives.
This day will assist in anyone wanting to update practice and policy, provide counselling or emotional support to individuals or group members and consider activities and events to promote awareness raising for national anti-bullying week.
Trainer: Anna-Michele Hantler Anna-Michele is founder of 'Emotional Education through the Arts', an international provider of training and consultancy for the children, schools and family sector. With a passion for the inclusion of an emotional and social curriculum in schools, Anna- Michele regularly presents at The Centre for Child Mental Health where her delivery is valued as practical, fun and inspirational. Having worked professionally as a teacher, educational advisor, child therapist and presenter for 30 years, she has specialism in Anti-bullying, Massage in Schools, Draw and Write research and Circle time. 'How to support and enhance children's emotional development' shares a host of imaginative ideas for the classroom practitioner and she is currently writing a new series 'small group work and circle time for children'.