First KFPL ‘Growing Up Human’ event of 2024 spotlights bullying

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The Kingston Frontenac Public Library has announced the return of Growing Up Human, a collaborative initiative between the Child and Adolescent Development Research Group at Queen’s University and Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL).

Launched in January 2022, the Growing Up Human series is of special interest to parents and caregivers, and each talk is on a different aspect of child development.

“Growing Up Human is a series dedicated to bridging research with community engagement, offering valuable perspectives on child and adolescent development,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming.

“The wealth of expertise within our community is a valuable resource, assisting educators, researchers and caregivers in preparing the next generation for challenges ahead.”

The 2024 series begins with an engaging session, ‘Reading Into Bullying: Defining Childhood Bullying and Related Supportive Resources’, according to a media release from KFPL. Parents and caregivers attending the session, featuring a presentation by Ph.D. candidate and teaching fellow Kyla Maine, can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of childhood bullying, the library shared.

KFPL stated that this knowledge will empower parents to actively contribute to creating a supportive environment for their children.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Central Branch. According to the release, it is designed to provide practical insights into identifying signs of bullying, addressing its root causes, and fostering resilience in young minds. Attendees will also be able to explore existing resources to combat this critical issue.

Registration is required for the event, where participants will learn how bullying develops and tackle common misconceptions about bullying. Sign up now: https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/9637017.

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