December 16th, 2014
Playing with Violence: How the Virtual World Impacts Bullying and Aggressive Behaviors
6 - 8:00 PM ET
Featuring Tina Brookes, MSW, Ed.D.
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Tina S. Brookes, LCSW, Ed.D., has specialized in critical incident crisis response for more than 20 years. She has offered support, training, and consultation to schools, law enforcement, fire, rescue, EMS, emergency management, hospitals, military, and various community agencies. She has presented at five World Congresses on critical incident crisis response, as well as numerous national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Brookes was the Staff Development Coordinator on a Department of Education Emergency Response/Crisis Management (ERCM) for school grants and the director of a Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Department of Education grant. She developed the ASSIST (Assisting Students and Staff in Stressful Times) protocol for schools. Dr. Brookes is a volunteer with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, most recently serving the communities of Aurora, CO and Newtown, CT. She is currently collaborating with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Commander Geoffrey Leggett on developing a one-day training on the impact of violent visual imagery on youth. Dr. Brookes attributes her inspiration to do this work to her faith, family and friends.
- Explore the negative neurobiological impact on today's youth of violent content marketed as "entertainment" through gaming, movies and television
- Identify how repeated exposure to violence in the virtual world can manifest itself in bullying, aggressive behaviors and gun violence
- Name and describe practical steps for facilitating pro-social behavior in youth and creating a culture of respect, honor and kindness