In is article, I will provide valuable information regarding upcoming conferences and trainings in regards to bullying prevention and education. I hope this information will be valuable to you.
According to www.stopbullying.gov, bullying is defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and the behavior is repeated or has the potential to be repeated.” So basically, when students’ bully, it is often because the aggressor perceives their peer/victim as “different” or “disabled.”
Where does bullying occur?
Bullying among ages 5 to 17 years typically happens away from the home environment, unless it is cyberbullying through the internet, social media, and/or phone. During school periods, it can can happen anywhere- classroom, playground, hallways, cafeteria, athletic fields, school buses/bus stops, and at school activities.
Which students are at risk of being a victim of bullying?
Children with physical, intellectual, emotional, developmental, and sensory disabilities are more likely to be bullied than students without disabilities. Also, students that identify themselves as part of the LBGTQ (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer) community will likely experience bullying.
If you are a student and you need assistance with bullying, please contact a parent, teacher/principal, school counselor, or even your physician IMMEDIATELY. Please DO NOT suffer, do not wait for help. If for whatever reason, you are not comfortable with talking with these individuals, please get help here.
Upcoming National Conferences
The National Conference on School Based Mental Health and Bullying will be hosted in Denver, Colorado- March 4-6, 2020. Click here for more information.
Girls Bullying and Empowerment National Conference will be hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 9-12, 2020. http://www.stopgirlbullying.com/about.html
16th Annual International Bullying Prevention Conference will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois on November 7-9, 2019. Click here for more information.
Listed below are other valuable resources and past conferences. Check back with these websites for 2020 information.
Riverside Medical Clinic Annual Conference. Click here.
SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Cub. Click here.
School Safety Advocacy Council (SSAC) 2018 National Conference on Bullying. Click here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alana N. Williams is the CEO and Senior Investigator of J.A. Investigative Services, LLC. J.A. Investigative Services is a licensed and insured investigation agency that specializes in conducting professional and comprehensive Workplace Harassment/School Bullying Investigations and Workplace Harassment Prevention/Prevention Training. Services and trainings are offered nationwide. Alana is a collegiate Criminal Justice Instructor and a police officer with 10 years of experience. Also, Alana is a Licensed Private Investigator and a Certified EEO Investigator that has conducted over 70 trainings and guest appearances with audiences of 200+.
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