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Bullying Prevention: Raising Strong Kids by Responding to Hurtful & Harmful Behavior

Amy Burzinski, LISW

CE Credit: 3 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Video

Course Abstract


This video course starts with a thoughtful definition of “bullying” and goes on to illustrate the functional roles of the three participant groups: the targeted individuals, the bullies, and the bystanders. The speaker discusses the concepts of resiliency, empathy, and growth/fixed mindsets, and considers the pros and cons of alternative responses to harmful behavior. Included also are an examination of the utility of zero tolerance policies and a variety of adult responses when becoming aware of bullying behavior. The speaker utilizes multiple examples and scenarios to propose strategies and techniques intended to offer connection, support and reframing to targeted individuals, motivation to change in the form of progressive, escalating consequences to bullies, and multiple intervention options to bystanders. Further segments discuss ways in which schools can create safe, pro-social climates.

The course video is split into 2 parts for your convenience: part 1 is 1 hour and 34 minutes and part 2 is 1 hour and 9 minutes.

Course #30-73 | 2014 | 21 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.Name the components of the definition of bullying used in this course
2.Identify effective strategies for reducing and managing bullying behavior
3.Describe the critical role of resilience in addressing bullying behavior
4.List best practices to use with targeted youth, aggressive youth, and bystanders
5.Name ways in which schools can create safer environments

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).


This video course provides instant access to the course video, course handout and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to view the video, download/print the course handout and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while watching the course video).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Amy Burzinski, LISW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Amy received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University in 1989 and has additional training in psychotherapy and psychodrama. Ms. Burzinski has worked in a variety of mental health settings some of which include serving as director of an employee assistance program for the city of New York, coordinator for victims of domestic violence program and a clinician for New York University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.


: Ms. Burzinski is a Licensed Social Worker in independent practice and receives speaker fees for her presentations.
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. 

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