2018 Annual Conference for Children
March 2, 2018 | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
On March 2nd, 2018, Rachel Simmons will be speaking at Bergen Community College for the 2018 CarePlus Foundation Annual Conference. The presentation, entitled “Enough is Enough: Cultivating Wellness and Respect Online, In Schools and In the Home”, will enlighten professionals, parents and community members on how social media and gender differences are impacting youth.
Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. As an educator, Rachel works internationally to empower young women to be more authentic, assertive and self-aware.
The conference will debut Simmons’s research for her new book Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives. Participants will explore gender differences that affect social wellness, as well as the causes and forms of psychological aggression in person and online. The presentation will offer evidence-based strategies to reduce existing levels of adolescent distress and intervene during acute bullying situations.
Presentation Learning Objectives:
- Utilize strategies to speak with adolescents about social media.
- Administer activities to teach social media wellness to youth.
- Describe the 3 most common warning signs of cyberbullying.
- Identify how gender differences affect wellness and social media engagement among adolescents.
- Utilize protocol to cultivate resilience and wellness for distressed adolescents.
- Identify negative messages about success that affect adolescent wellness.
- Employ effective clinical techniques to improve self-esteem among young girls.
- Identify evidence-based practices to use for interventions with bullies and victims.