Bonne Leadbeater, Ph.D.
University of Victoria
Monday, February 25th
Drinks and snacks will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch. Open to the public.
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Dr. Leadbeater will present her research developing and evaluating the evidence-based WITS Programs (www.witsprogram.ca), which aims to prevent bullying and victimization in elementary school children by creating responsive school and family environments. Challenges and effective strategies for the widespread dissemination of evidence-based prevention programs will also be discussed.
Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater is professor in the Psychology Department, University of Victoria. She holds degrees in Nursing and Educational Psychology from the University of Ottawa, and in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, New York. Dr. Leadbeater has made internationally recognized contributions to research on adolescent parenting, emerging adulthood, adolescent depression, resilience in high-risk youth, and the prevention of peer victimization in elementary school children. She is an author and evaluator of the WITS and WITS LEADS elementary school programs for the prevention of peer victimization (www.witsprogram.ca). She has been highly committed to efforts to translate theory and research into training and into policy and program actions that can improve the lives of children, youth, and their families and is an editor of a new volume entitled: Knowledge Translation in Context, Indigenous, Policy, and Community Settings. Banister, E., Leadbeater, B. & Marshall, A. (2011). University of Toronto Press.