Bullies: Their Making and Unmaking

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 18:30
Lower Canada College, 4090 Royal Avenue, Montreal
The Public Libraries, School Libraries and Youth sections of the ABQLA present:
Bullies: Their Making and Unmaking
Eva de Gosztonyi
Once we understand how bullies are made, our attempts to unmake them can be more effective and long lasting. Most prevailing approaches to this problem assume that bullying is either learned behaviour or the result of a failure to acquire social skills. Based on the attachment-based developmental approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld, this presentation will dissect the bully syndrome to reveal its deep instinctive roots in the dynamics of attachment and vulnerability. This understanding will then inform interventions that are more likely to be successful.
Vicki Fraser, author of Dear Bully of Mine
Win a copy of Dear Bully of Mine! Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event for the author to autograph.
When: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Lower Canada College, 4090 Royal Avenue, Montreal
ABQLA Members: Free!
Non-Members: $5
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP by March 21st to: linda.toivanen@videotron.ca.
Section AGMs will start at 6:15 pm.
About the speakers:
Eva de Gosztonyi, M.A. is a psychologist who has worked for nearly 40 years in schools across Canada. She has a Masters degree in psychology from Concordia University, Montreal and a Bachelor of Education degree from University of Saskatchewan. She is the Co-ordinator of the Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management, a support to the English School Boards of Quebec, helping them to provide effective interventions for students with behavioural challenges. Eva bases her interventions on current brain research and practices that are congruent with the attachment-based developmental paradigm of Dr. Gordon Neufeld.
Vicki Fraser, mother of two and author of Dear Bully of Mine, is an elementary school teacher from Rosemere, Quebec. After almost fifteen years of teaching, Vicki has written an honest, from the heart picture book about bullying. She wanted to let children know that someone IS listening and that bullying is NOT something that they just have to ignore or get used to. Vicki hopes that Dear Bully of Mine will encourage parents, teachers and children to open up and talk about bullying, that it will give people the courage to recognize that they don’t deserve this, that they are Worthy, Deserving, Strong!