In this episode of the Where Parents Talk podcast, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt, a Canada Research Chair in school based mental health and violence prevention, full professor in the faculty of education, counselling psychology and the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and mother of two.
Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt
Canada Research Chair in school based mental health and violence prevention
Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
Professor, Counselling Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa
Mother of 2
“Despite our best efforts, bullying causes a lot of harm. It has an immediate effect on children’s health and wellness. It affects their academic achievement, but it also sticks with them for life. It changes their health trajectory, changes their learning trajectories, it changes their relationships. It’s like a prototype for how they’re going to relate with others.”