DATE: Saturday, November 5, 2011 TIME: 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Michelle Haj-Broussard, Associate Professor, McNeese State University
Thomas Hebert, Professor, University of Georgia
Dan Peters, Psychologist, Summit Center for the Gifted
Jean Peterson, Professor, Purdue University
Experts on the social and emotional development of gifted youth will present perspectives related to bullying of and by gifted children and teens. They will discuss unexpected findings in a qualitative national study of bullying experienced by gifted students, what teachers should be alert to and how they can address bullying, how therapists might approach working with either victims or perpetrators who are gifted, and vulnerabilities related to bullying. All panelists will share thoughts related to cyberbullying, family- and school-systemic strategies for countering bullying, current legislation related to bullying, assessment of risk for self-harm for victims, and why intervention for bullies may be as important as attention to their targets. Panelists will dialogue with each other and respond to audience questions.