AUSB’s Albert J. Munoz-Flores, PsyD, will give two educational presentations on childhood bullying for the community in April, as bullying has been identified as a form of aggressive behavior present in schools. The consequences of childhood bullying manifest themselves in a variety of negative ways, including elevated rates of anxiety disorders, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
These presentations will provide useful information for parents about the history and prevalence of bullying, and the degree that it impacts a young person’s ability to communicate with peers appropriately and develop healthy social contacts at school and in the community. The impact that bullying has on parents will also be discussed as well as useful strategies to help parents identify and aid children who are victims of bullying and cyberbullying.
This presentation is part of Parents For Crane (PFC) monthly meeting. With the advent of the Internet and social media, many of the social ills that are present in society are also present in the online environment such as bullying. Aggressive and threatening behavior in the online environment has been identified as Cyberbullying. Open to parents of children attending Crane.
AUSB and HopeNet of Carpinteria are co-sponsors of this discussion addressing types of bullying and prevention strategies. HopeNet is a grassroots suicide prevention non-profit organization based out of Carpinteria. For more information, contact Marybeth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is not required; all are welcome.
Albert “Al” Munoz-Flores, PsyD, is a Core Faculty member and the Director of Clinical Training in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Program. Dr. Munoz-Flores also oversees the program’s Latino Mental Health Concentration and is adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Program. He holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Forensics from Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, California. Dr. Munoz-Flores has completed an APA Certified Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology from Casa Pacifica Residential Treatment Center in Camarillo. During his Pre-doctoral internship, Dr. Munoz-Flores treated children and adolescents who were diagnosed with a severe emotional disturbance. Dr. Munoz-Flores also completed advanced studies in chemical addiction and crisis evaluation at Tarzana Treatment Centers. Before joining the AUSB faculty, Dr. Munoz-Flores worked as a school-based and crisis staff therapist at Child & Family Center in Santa Clarita, California.