Maine Bullying in Children and Youth

About the Course

This online course consists of:

  • Describe bullying as it applies to children and youth.
  • Assess the characteristics of child and youth bullies.
  • Analyze the various forms of and settings where bullying occurs.
  • Describe the characteristic symptoms of a child or youth who is being bullied.
  • Develop prevention and intervention efforts to assist children, youth and families when they've experienced bullying.

About the Author

Rene' N. Ledford, MSW, LCSW, BCBA

Rene' Ledford has over 25 years direct service and executive leadership experience in mental health and child welfare.  Additionally she has extensive experience designing, facilitating and managing workplace learning and performance programs for various not-for-profits and for a nationally recognized leader in customized training and performance contracting.  As Director of Employee Learning and Performance for Children's Home Society of Florida, she is responsible for leading statewide learning and best practice initiatives for over 1900 employees, developing instructor-led and e-learning programs and supporting CHS' Category III trauma grant program. She is also trained in trauma-focused interventions including Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

Rene' participates on various National Child Traumatic Stress Network-sponsored workgroups including the Secondary Traumatic Stress Collaborative Group and was a contributor for the recently revised Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit and PS-MAPP Curricula. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Council on Accreditation (COA) Peer Reviewer and is the 2014 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.

Wade T. Lijewski, Ph.D.

With a passion for psychology, child welfare, and quality improvement, Dr. Lijewski has served in various leadership roles within the field of child welfare for over 15 years. He currently serves as a regional director of quality management for a statewide child welfare agency in Florida, an author for Elite Professional Education, and an associate professor for University of Phoenix; teaching psychology courses at the Orlando campus. 

Dr. Lijewski obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Michigan State University and later went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in Psychology and Doctorate in Psychology with a major in Organizational Psychology through Walden University.  He has presented on his thesis and dissertation at multiple state and national child welfare conferences and has utilized this platform to initiate positive changes to the quality of foster parent training in Florida as well as retention efforts related to child welfare dependency case managers.  Dr. Lijewski also serves on the advisory board for the Florida Certification Board.

Despite a busy schedule, Dr. Lijewski likes spending time with his wife and three children; often enjoying theme parks and sporting events together.

Kathryn Brohl, LMFT

Kathryn Brohl, LMFT, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has worked in for-profit and non-profit social services for over thirty-five years.  Author of six books that include two best sellers, and the first book in the U.S. for parents of molested children, Ms. Brohl has lectured and key-noted on trauma-informed care and other work-related topics throughout the US, Canada, and Australia.  She has been an administrator, consultant, trainer, private practitioner, and front-line worker, and has been interviewed in national periodicals such as USA Today, Parents' Magazine, Children's Voice, as well as The Washington Post, Miami Herald, and Florida Times Union.  Ms.
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