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
Special Topic Meeting: The Science of Rejection and the Art of Acceptance: Using a Documentary Film and Classroom Intervention to Change Hearts and Minds
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.
Amanda Wiginton Harrist, Oklahoma State University (Presenting Author), Julie M. Rutledge, Lousiana Tech University, Ruth Thomas Suh, Reject Documentary, Terry Varnell, Stillwater Public Schools
For more on the work of Amanda W. Harrist PhD:
- Fat Shaming Starts Early, Forbes
- Body Shaming Starts Disturbingly Early, Teen Vogue
- “You Can’t Say You Can’t Play??”: Intervening in the Process of Social Exclusion in the Kindergarten Classroom, ResearchGate