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Learn from national experts strategies parents and educators can use to foster children’s compassion for others, prevent peer mistreatment, and create school cultures that support learning and healthy relationships.


  • Fascinating new research on prevalence and patterns in peer mistreatment among youth in Los Angeles schools

  • It’s not just “bullying” – it’s also public ridicule, harassment, social ostracism, cyberbullying, and other mean-spirited behaviors

  • How peer mistreatment harms the children targeted, witnesses, and the larger school community

  • Ways children and adults who are bystanders can change outcomes

  • The most effective prevention strategy – engaging students as peer leaders and agents of change

  • Digital risk taking behaviors children engage in at different ages and stages of development

  • Solutions: concrete action plans for parents and school personnel


The California Endowment
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Featured Speakers
  • Peer Relationships: What’s Happening with Kids in Los Angeles Schools
    Jaana Juvonen, Ph.D., Professor, Developmental Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

    Fostering Empathy and Building Compassion in Today’s Youth
    Charisse Nixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College

    Kids' Panel: Meet Young People Who Are Inspirational Leaders and Agents of Change in their Schools and Communities

    The Latest in Kids’ Use of Social Media and Apps: Keeping Up With Rapidly Changing Trends

    Andrew Solmssen, Managing Partner, Possible Worldwide and Founding Member, Rape Treatment Center Men’s Leadership Council

    Solutions: Action Plans for Schools and Parents
    Elizabeth Englander, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University