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.


Program

8:00 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
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)

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

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

Marvin L. Henchbarger | 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. | Associate Professor and DASA Coordinator
Buffalo State College

Mark Schachter, Ph.D. | Child and Neuropsychologist

2:55 p.m. Closing Remarks

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


Sponsors

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Registration Fee

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