November 8th-10th: Friends presenting at IBPA’s conference in Denver!

2 September 2015

This is IBPA’s (International Bullying Prevention Association) 12th Annual Conference and we are certainly pleased about their choice of city. Especially considering the fact that we, Friends Colorado, are starting our journey to prevent bullying among children and youth in Colorado sports clubs and schools.

The 2015 IBPA Conference include numerous interesting sessions and a combined wealth of knowledge and expertise about bullying. Lars Arrhenius, Jacob Flärdh, and Frida Warg from Friends in Sweden will share their experiences in the following sessions:

  • “Implementation of a Whole School Approach – Key Factors and Challenges. Experience from Friends Work in Sweden”
  • “Sexual Harassment – Gender, Violence and Normalization”

Lars Arrhenius was formerly the Swedish School Inspectorate, lawyer and judge in Svea appeal court. He became president of ECPAT Sweden in 2010. Arrhenius has also served on the board of UNICEF Sweden. He is now Secretary-General for the anti-bullying organization Friends, where he continues to fight for children’s rights.”

Jacob Flärdh has worked with bullying prevention for many years. He has visited hundreds of schools in Sweden and worked with development of preventive work against bullying. He has helped develop the Friends program and is currently Head of Research and Development at Friends.

Frida Warg has worked in education on the prevention of bullying for many years and participated in the development of theFriends program. She is also specialized in bullying prevention among young children and works with method development/ developing the content of the Friends courses and other methods.

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