Exclusion and Bullying

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Exclusion and Bullying

Postby lindsay » Thu May 06, 2010 6:57 am

Stop the silence about bullying: Experiences of Inclusion / Exclusion among Youth with Cerebral Palsy

As many of you are well aware, bullying is a common problem amongst school-aged children. Children with disabilities are at a particularly high risk of being excluded and/or bullied. We are currently starting a research project that explores children’s experiences and responses to exclusion and/or bullying. This feedback is important because it will help to develop more effective inclusion strategies and anti-bullying interventions.

This study is funded by the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy. I would like to interview youth (parents can be involved too if they like) to take part in an interview discussion to get their views on inclusion, exclusion and bullying. They do not necessarily have to have been bullied; however, we are interested in their thoughts on how to help people with cerebral palsy to feel more included (and to develop better ways to prevent bullying and discrimination). If you are interested in taking part or would like more information please contact me at slindsay@bloorview.ca