Visiting Associate Professor Eleni Didaskalou has rolled out Flinders’ anti-bullying intervention, the PEACE Pack, to 900 high school students in Greece.
The PEACE Pack, innovated by Dr Grace Skrzypiec and Dr Phillip Slee from the Flinders Centre for Student Wellbeing & Prevention of Violence, is intended to reduce self-reported victimisation and enhance the coping skills of students who are experiencing bullying.
As part of a two-month fellowship at Flinders University, Professor Didaskalou introduced the PEACE Pack to schools students in her home province of Thessaly.
She reported that the program improved students’ sense of safety at school and their confidence in dealing with victimisation.
Importantly, the rate of self-reported victimisation among those who had initially reported serious victimisation dropped significantly after completion of the program.
During her Flinders tenure, Professor Didaskalou also presented seminars, met with researchers university-wide and collaborated on several research publications pertaining to emotional resilience at school.