Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention Annual Conference

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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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Afternoon breakout sessions to be determined.

Keynote Presentations

"Student Threat Assessment and the Prevention of School Violence"

Dewey CornellDewey Cornell, Ph.D. | Professor of Education
Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

There is a widespread misconception that violence in schools cannot be prevented because it seems unpredictable. This has led many policy makers to focus on crisis response strategies (such as arming teachers) rather than true prevention methods. This presentation will describe evidence-based strategies for the prevention of violence in school settings, ranging from universal programs to reduct bullying to more focused threat assessment practices.


Program

8:00 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:45 a.m.

Student Threat Assessment and the Prevention of School Violence - Part 1

Dewey Cornell, Ph.D. | Professor of Education
Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Presentation

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

Student Threat Assessment and the Prevention of School Violence - Part 2

Dewey Cornell, Ph.D. | Professor of Education
Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Presentation

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

Breakout Sessions

Avoiding Courtrooms and Headlines: Strategies to Protect Your District from Legal Challenges Regarding Bullying and DASA (View Description)

Tracie L. Lopardi, Esq. | Partner
Harris Beach PLLC

J. A. "Tony" Olivo, LPI | Partner-Director of Investigative Services
Corporate Screening and Consulting Group

Marnie E. Smith, Esq. | Attorney
Harris Beach PLLC

Presentation

Bullying and Students with Disabilities (View Description)

Elizabeth Assad-Penner | Educational Advocate
People Inc.

Weight-Based Victimization: Are You Fueling the Fire? (View Description)

Laura M. Anderson, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor & Licensed Psychologist
School of Nursing, University at Buffalo

2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Avoiding Courtrooms and Headlines: Strategies to Protect Your District from Legal Challenges Regarding Bullying and DASA (View Description)

Tracie L. Lopardi, Esq. | Partner
Harris Beach PLLC

J. A. "Tony" Olivo, LPI | Partner-Director of Investigative Services
Corporate Screening and Consulting Group

Marnie E. Smith, Esq. | Attorney
Harris Beach PLLC

Presentation

Bullying and LGBTQ Youth (View Description)

Amy L. Reynolds, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo

Presentation
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Creating an Anti Bullying Climate and Culture (View Description)

Stanley Simmons, M.S.Ed. | Dean of Students
Enterprise Charter School

Presentation

2:55 p.m. Closing Remarks

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


Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
embraceWNY
Western New York Foundation

Silver Sponsors
Buffalo Teachers Federation
Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc.
Harris Beach PLLC
New York Association of School Psychologists
Pearson


Registration Fee

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



Registration is now closed. Please contact the Alberti Center at (716) 645-1532 or alberticenter@buffalo.edu with any questions or concerns.