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Bullying Conference Presentations and Materials June 20 2012

On June 20, 2012 over 500 teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, law enforcement personnel and others, gathered at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School to discuss bullying prevention efforts in schools across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The conference was co-hosted by Youth-Nex, the Virginia departments of Education, Health and Criminal Justice Services; the Albemarle/Charlottesville Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project ; and the Virginia Department of Education Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center at James Madison University.

The conference brought together national scholars on bullying presenting new research findings on effective methods to reduce bullying.

Presentations from the seven experts are available:

Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Univeristy - “Understanding and Preventing Bullying: A School-wide Perspective”

Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D., University of Illinois - “Social-emotional Learning and Character Education Approaches to Bullying Prevention & Intervention”

June Jenkins, Project Director, Albemarle/Charlottesville Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project - “A School-wide Approach to Bullying Prevention Through Positive School Climate”

Susan Limber, Ph.D., Clemson University - “Implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: Outcomes and Experiences from a Large-Scale Project”

Craig Wood, McGuireWoods; Washington and Lee University School of Law - “Legal Issues with Bullying and Harassment in Schools”

Susan Swearer, Ph.D., University of Nebraska - “The Target Bullying Intervention Program”

Dewey Cornell, Ph.D., Youth-Nex, University of Virginia - “The Assessment of School Climate and the Identification of Victims of Bullying”

Audience(s): Community Members, Researchers, Educators

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