Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention Annual Conference

Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY (directions)

Keynote Presentation

DGentile2.jpeg"It Isn't IS Brain Science: Media Violence as a Risk Factor for Aggression"
Douglas Gentile, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology | Iowa State University

Dr. Gentile, award-winning research scientist, educator and author, will discuss psychological theory and research that has demonstrated both short-term and long-term effects of media violence on children, adolescents and adults. He will review the research and demonstrate how using a public health risk or resilience approach can allow us to cut through the rhetoric to achieve a deeper understanding of this controversial issue.

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Program

8:00 a.m. Check-In | Continental Breakfast | Exhibit Tables | Posters

Understanding the Role of Social Support and Gender on the Association Between Relational Victimization and Self-concept - Sarah Blakely-McClure, Doctoral Student & Dr. Jamie Ostrov, Associate Professor of Psychology |
University at Buffalo

Relational Bullying and Deception in Early Childhood - Kimberly Kamper, Graduate Student | University at Buffalo

Perspective of Victims of Severe Bullying - Dr. Muhammad Waseem, Attending Physician | Lincoln Hospital

Humane Education and Animal Cruelty: How Do These Relate to Empowering Kindness and Decreasing Violence? - Pamela Hylinger, Director of Humane Education & Mary Jo Sicurella, Humane Educator | SPCA Serving Erie County

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:45 a.m.

It Isn't IS Brain Science: Media Violence as a Risk Factor for Aggression - Part 1

Douglas Gentile, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology
Iowa State University

10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.

It Isn't IS Brain Science: Media Violence as a Risk Factor for Aggression - Part 2

Douglas Gentile, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology
Iowa State University

12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Aggression and Bullying Subtypes among Young Children: Risk Factors,
Assessment, and Treatment
(View Description)

Jamie Ostrov, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Psychology
University at Buffalo

Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth (View Description)
sponsored by embraceWNY

Amy Reynolds, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
University at Buffalo

Anne Nowak, MS, LMHC | Director
Family Support Center at Sweet Home High School

Marvin L. Henchbarger, MAT, MSEd | Executive Director
Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York

The Intersection of Social Media and Student Bullying (View Description)

Michael Pregot, Ph.D. | Coordinator of Educational Leadership Programs | Long Island University

2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Understanding Online Disinhibition: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
(View Description)

Kathryn Levy | Doctoral Student
University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Bullying and Individuals with Disabilities: Needs Assessment Findings
(View Description)

Amanda Nickerson, Ph.D. | Associate Professor and Director
Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention | University at Buffalo

Jilynn Werth | Doctoral Student
Combined Counseling and School Psychology program | University at Buffalo

The Dignity for All Students Act Roundtable Discussion (View Description)

Nanci Monaco, Ph.D. | Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor | Child & Adolescent Psychology, EER Department | Buffalo State College

Mark Schachter, Ph.D. | Licensed Psychologist

2:55 p.m. Closing Remarks

Note: Professional Development certificates will be provided at the conclusion of the program.


Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
embraceWNY

Gold Sponsors
Buffalo Teachers Federation
Hodgson Russ
New York State Association of School Psychologists
UB Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
UB Graduate School of Education

Silver Sponsor
Pearson


Registration Fee

Professionals: $75 per person  |  $550 per table of eight
Students: $35 per person


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