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REJECT AT SRCD.ORG “CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT” CONFERENCE OCT 2018

July 3, 2018

INCLUSION RESEARCH OF AMANDA HARRIST PhD, REJECT DOCUMENTARY TO BE FEATURED AT SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 

Promoting Character Development Among Diverse Children and Adolescents: The Roles of Families, Schools, and Out-of-School-Time Youth Development Programs  Oct 18-20 2018                   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania               #CharacterDev18

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Special Topic Meeting: The Science of Rejection and the Art of Acceptance: Using a Documentary Film and Classroom Intervention to Change Hearts and Minds

Abstract:

Peer relation problems create concurrent and future risks for young children. Interventions for children who are rejected typically involve providing training in social skills and/or emotion regulation for the rejected child. However, some children are rejected not because of their behavior (e.g., aggression), but because they are perceived by peers to be “different”, for example because they are obese or are in the ethnic minority within their class.

We propose that intervention should be for all children (and teachers); that all children in the class will benefit from character development programs that teach and reinforce tolerance, acceptance, and inclusion of others.

Authors: 

Amanda Wiginton Harrist, Oklahoma State University (Presenting Author),  Julie M. Rutledge, Lousiana Tech University, Ruth Thomas Suh, Reject Documentary, Terry Varnell, Stillwater Public Schools

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Purdue University Screening with REJECT expert Dr. Kipling Williams

March 15, 2018

 


Kipling D. Williams, a Purdue professor of psychological sciences, studies how ostracism hurts individuals as much or even more than a physical injury. His research is reported in the current issue of Current Directions in Psychological Sciences. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

REJECT Film Experts Keynote Speakers NJ Montessori Annual Conference 2018

January 23, 2018

For further information about bringing Amanda Harrist and Terry Varnell, or other Reject documentary film experts, to your screening or conference, please see: http://rejectfilm.com/bring-an-expert/