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Second Annual Conference on Bullying

February 20, 2015

Drake University and the Center for Bullying Resolution are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Conference on Bullying: Investigation and Resolution.  This full-day conference will be held March 26 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in 310 Upper Olmstead Center on Drake University's campus.

This conference is geared towards K-5 Educators, Administrators, and Graduate Students in Education.  The conference will showcase a proven bullying and harassment investigation system with cutting edge research on bullying and socialization to introduce participants to a social justice approach to bullying resolution.

We will address the following questions: What can staff do to change the environment in which bullying thrives?  How do you see bullying even if a child does not report it to you and then what do you do about it? How do you investigate bullying when you see it and when someone other than the victim reports it to you? What remediation steps can you take to prevent reoccurrence of bullying behavior in elementary-aged children who have founded bullying complaints?

Dr. Deneese Jones, Provost of Drake University, will provide opening remarks. Amanda Easton, Bullying Investigation Specialist, and Dr. Sandra Patton-Imani, Associate Professor of American Studies will facilitate the sessions. Drake University students will present a poster session of their research on bullying.

On March 18, the registration fee will increase from $85 to $100. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Participants will provide their own for lunch.  Parking available next to the building; validation provided courtesy of Drake's Office of Service Learning.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Bullying Resolution, Shape Shifter Development, Drake University Office of Service Learning, Drake University Department for the Study of Culture and Society, and the Drake University Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Follow this link to register for the event.