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Friendly Schools is one of the few rigorously researched social and emotional learning initiatives for children and adolescents in schools that reduces bullying behaviour. It is recognised nationally and internationally as a comprehensive, evidence-based approach that can enhance students’ social and emotional development and reduce bullying behaviour. By promoting positive, sustainable, whole-school improvement, Friendly Schools helps school communities to build their own capacity for change. It enables schools to assess the social and emotional wellbeing of their students, examine their existing strategies for bullying prevention, identify areas in need of improvement and then address these gaps using widely tested strategies.

Friendly Schools aims to increase understanding and awareness of bullying; improve communication about bullying; foster adaptive responses to bullying; encourage peer and adult support for students who are bullied; and promote peer and adult discouragement of bullying behaviour.
Join leading authors, researchers and international presenters Professor Donna Cross and Erin Erceg at Australia’s premier social and emotional learning and bullying prevention event. They will lead participants through the Friendly Schools collaborative approach that has lead to countless schools moving from policy to action for results school staff , parents and students so readily deserve and want.
Our Presenters

Donna Cross is a Winthrop Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute. Donna has an international reputation for developing community-based interventions to reduce bullying and aggression among young people. She is currently the lead investigator on seven 3-5 year longitudinal research projects aiming to prevent bullying, cyberbullying and associated mental health harms among Australian children and adolescents. Her strong focus on translational strategies has culminated in the dissemination of school curriculum and bullying prevention resources to over 3,000 Australian schools.

Erin Erceg is currently working as the lead trainer for Friendly Schools Plus initiative with Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions. Having spent 12 years with the Child Health Promotion Research Centre at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia Erin’s most significant roles relate to her work on research around aggression and bullying among young people.


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