Building Healthy Relationships
A Special School Council Meeting with Dr. Debra Pepler
Special Guest Speaker
Allan A. Martin is proud to announce that we will be welcoming Dr. Debra Pepler to our school. She will be joining us to discuss how we can work with our students to help them develop healthy relationships, positive on-line communication strategies, and how to avoid the pitfalls of cyber bullying.
Dr. Debra Pepler
Dr. Debra Pepler is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University and a Senior Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her research focuses on aggression and victimization among children and adolescents. She also conducts research on children in families at risk through Breaking the Cycle – a program for substance using mothers and their young children. Together with Dr. Wendy Craig, Dr. Pepler is leading a federally funded national network, PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network). PREVNet’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and prevent bullying for children and youth (www.prevnet.ca). One of her major projects within PREVNet is a study, funded by SSHRC, on Walking the Prevention Circle, a Red Cross violence prevention program developed by and for Aboriginal people.