What You Will Learn

Many of the hurtful attacks that girls experience – and particularly African-American and Latino girls – are delivered by persons within their own cultural background in the form of intra-racial bullying.  They may be subjected to relational aggression from their families, friends, media and other ethnicities that are based upon stereotypes which society has perpetuated pertaining to their race.

This webinar will address the effects bullying and other forms of relational aggression have on African-American and Latino girls. Although relational aggression affects all girls, African-American and Latino girls, in particular, experience bullying in additional ways because there are more variables – such as skin tone, hair texture, accent  and ancestral country of origin – which can be used against them to launch hurtful attacks.  These variables provide additional ammunition which the aggressor uses to target the victims as well as to incite similar response approaches by the victim and bystanders. These responses are usually attributed to what is thought to be “acceptable” behavior within the community or culture.  These factors contribute to African-American and Latino girls being disciplined more often for bullying/relational aggression situations than other girls – which impedes their chances of experiencing academic success. 

In order to help these girls, educators must first understand what they are going through.  By understanding and acknowledging their plight, teachers, counselors, administrators and other school staff can begin to address the issues they face and help them form a positive self-image, develop healthy relationships and alter their understanding of what a true friendship is.

After participating in this webinar, participants will:

  • Be aware of the different variables used in intra-racial bullying
  • Understand the need for and develop zero tolerance for verbal bullying
  • Be able to identify ways to help girls combat negative stereotypes and embrace their identity
  • Include intra- racial bullying intervention strategies in anti-bullying and anti-violence plans
  • Assist girls in developing a positive self-image
  • Put more emphasis on corrective behaviors rather than just disciplining students involved in bullying.
  • Be able to assist girls with defining and developing healthy friendships

This 90-minute webinar will:

  • Explain intra-racial bullying
  • Explain different variables used to launch hurtful attacks
  • Discuss the many sources from which African-American and Latino girls are attacked
  • Explore why many relational aggression/bullying incidents concerning African-American and Latino girls can incite violence
  • Discuss ways to help African-American and Latino girls develop healthy friendships
  • Describe how to help African-American and Latino girls develop a positive self-image


You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
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  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Betty Maceo progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
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Grade Levels: K-12

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Grade Levels: K-12

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Betty Maceo
About the Presenter

p>Betty Maceo, M.Ed., LPSC
Betty Maceo has spoken regionally and nationally on the topics of girl bullying, self-respect and cultural differences in bullying. She has served as a School Counselor in Ohio for nearly two decades and teaches graduate counseling courses at Heidelberg University. She serves as President of the Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators and on the board of the National Alliance of Black School Educators. Her passion is helping students achieve their highest potential and providing insight to others who aspire to help students.